Anthony Davis scored 24 of their 33 points in the subsequent half to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 130-127 on Friday night.
Davis likewise had 11 bounce back and seven helps.
LeBron James included 23 and 14 helps for the Lakers, who won their 6th straight and claim the class’ best record at 13-2.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 and Steven Adams included 22 for the Thunder, who have lost five of six.
Los Angeles protect Rajon Rondo was shot out from the get-go in the final quarter after a kick to Dennis Schroder’s crotch region. Schroder made two free tosses, at that point Gilgeous-Alexander’s layup tied the game at 109.
Davis hit a corner 3 and was fouled by Adams, at that point made the free toss to put the Lakers ahead 126-121 with 2:36 to play.
Oklahoma City’s Chris Paul made a layup with 11.8 seconds left that slice the Lakers’ lead to 126-125. Davis was fouled with 8.1 seconds left, and they made both free tosses.
Gilgeous-Alexander’s layup with 4.2 seconds left cut it to one once more, yet Davis made two all the more free tosses with 3.8 seconds remaining. James caught the inbounds pass and ran out the clock.
Lakers: F Kyle Kuzma played with goggles to assist him with ensuring theirself after they endured an eye damage Tuesday against the Thunder. … Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a 27-foot 3-pointer at the halftime ringer. They completed with 17 points.
Thunder: Coach Billy Donovan got a specialized for contending with authorities in the subsequent quarter. … C Nerlens Noel (sickness) didn’t play. … Oklahoma City drove 67-66 at halftime.
The Thunder shot 56.5 percent from the field and made 21 of 31 shots inside the 3-point line. … Oklahoma City cut what used to be a 15-point second from last quarter shortfall to 106-103 before the finish of the period.
The Lakers visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.
The Thunder visit the Golden State Warriors on Monday.
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