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- LeBron James mounted a late-game comeback to force overtime against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night, but the King's heroics fell short.
- Wob breaks down the Los Angeles Lakers' epic loss in this regular-season game for the books.
In the wee hours of Monday night (and early Tuesday morning on the East Coast), the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 143-142, in one of the craziest regular-season games you will see for some time.
After getting outscored 40-26 in the first quarter and recording one of his worst first halves in quite a while, LeBron James led the Lakers back from the depths of hell and turned what was a 0.6% chance of winning on its head:
After setting up Kyle Kuzma for a key 3-pointer to cut the lead to three and with less than 10 seconds remaining, LEBRON DID IT AGAIN:
It was heaven on Earth. Euphoria spread throughout Staples Center like an airborne virus.
The game headed to overtime where the Lakers took command and had a gargantuan probability of pulling off the W…
The sequences of events in the Lakers’ favor were eye-popping.
But you cannot kill what is already dead.
The NBA’s White Walkers overran the porous Lakers’ defense like a scene from “Hardhome” and pulled the score within one with 13 seconds remaining.
LeBron missed both free throws, and then…
As soon as the clock hit zero, “Kobe” started trending on Twitter. Kobe/LeBron fans’ relationship went from moving in together to the “Red Wedding” in the time it took for James to miss two free throws.
After the game, Luke Walton absolutely uncorked on the referees without any care of the suspension headed his way:
LeBron, on the other hand, was not so vocal:
Let’s take a look at the Western Conference standings, shall we?
This is fine.
Just another night in the NBA.