Published on January 13th, 2018 | by Landon Buford0
Los Angeles Secure 4th Straight Victory in Overtime Against Dallas Mavericks
The Los Angeles Lakers secure their fourth win in a row against the Dallas Mavericks 107-101 overtime. Dallas native Julius Randle leads the way for the Lakers in the overtime victory with 23 points and 15 rebounds.
I love the city of Dallas, but right now I’m a Laker’ said Randle via the Dallas Morning News In response to the swirling trade rumors reportingly by Bleacher Report and a variety of other different news outlets.
“He was tremendous,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “I know he’s a local kid. It is the best I’ve seen him play in person. He’s had some OK games against us, but never one like this.”
Other notable Lakers that helped contribute to their fourth straight win, Kyle Kuzma off the bench with 18 points, ten rebounds, and three assists. Kentavious Caldwell Pope drops 17 points and grabs five rebound, while Jordan Clarkson added in 19 points on 9 of 18 from the floor “S***, we just didn’t want to lose,” said Jordan Clarkson “They whupped our a** last year, and this is my first time winning here. We just wanted to get that.”
As for Lonzo Ball, he finished the game with 9 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds. Brandon Ingram would sprain his left ankle with 2:27 left to go in the first quarter. Here is what he had to say about the play “Devin Harris flopped a little bit, and I think my foot kind of got twisted between his legs a little bit and then I rolled my ankle on top of that,” Ingram said. “I couldn’t really push off of it when I went out of the game ‘in the second quarter.’ I’ll see how it feels tomorrow. I hate being out, so I am not sure how long I will be out or if I even will be out.” He adds that he will have to see how he feels over the next couple of days before Monday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Dallas Mavericks leading scorer was Dennis Smith Jr. as he drops 23 points on 8 of 19 shots in 39 minutes of play. He also adds three assists and two rebounds.Harris Barnes and Westly Matthews would contribute 17 points apiece with Dwight Powell adding 13 off the bench. As the Mavericks see there, two-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon. Dirk Nowitzki would pass Laker great and Hall of Famer Jerry West (7,160) for sixth place in NBA history in free throws made in the second-quarter. Michael Jordan is up next for Dirk at 5th all-time with 7,327 free throws made. Up next for the Dallas Mavericks is a two-game road trip starting on Tuesday, January 16th against the Denver Nuggets at 8 pm CST and on January 20th against the Portland Trail Blazers 9 pm CST. Before returning home for three games against the Wizards, Rockets, and Blazers.