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Kuzma leads Lakers’ late wave, beating Pacers 105-100

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Kyle Kuzman scored 15 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, LeBron James Ames added 18 points and 10 assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied on Friday night in a 105-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers. for:

Montrezl Harel scored 17 points and Kuzman added 13 rebounds as the reigning NBA champions returned to their fourth win in 11 games since the All-Star break.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Los Angeles was 12 points behind, while Kuzman held a strong training camp to keep the Pacers undefeated against the Lakers at Staples Center since November 2015. In the 4th Kuzman became 5. 8 ակ scored two points with 3 points և four shots.

“It’s all about growth, his game is just slowing down every year,” said James Ames. “He knows his role with this team, he does it at a high level, the evening was another example of that.”

Malcolm Brogdon scored 23 of his 29 points in the first half for the Pacers, who opened the three-game road with their 11th defeat in 16 games. Domantas Sabonis added 20 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists, but Indiana weakened.

“I thought there was a four-minute stretch where we let it go,” said Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren.

The Pacers still had the ball 10 in 9.3 seconds. 1-100 below, but Kentavious Caldwell-Pope steals Brogdon’s pass and hits two free throws.

“I saw the theft for stealing, so I tried to go out in front of him,” said Caldwell-Pop. “We needed stops. They kept running, and we needed more energy. Throwing the ball back ում passing is the best for us. I think we did it in the last few minutes. “

“They knew the show,” Brogdon said. “It simply came to our notice then. “I’re just throwing a bad pass.”

In the first quarter, Brogdon beat the Lakers by 18 points. Indiana took a 86-74 lead early in the fourth half, but the Lakers ran 22-4 to take the lead from the penalty spot with Kuzma.

Los Angeles won without a start from Anthony Davis և Mark Gasol. Davis missed his 10th game in a row և will be out with a leg injury for at least another two weeks, while Mark Gasol is still out with NBA health and safety records.


Pacers. Indiana in the fourth quarter with seven turnovers 7. He scored 20 points. Աս Just Astin Holiday, who lives in Los Angeles, scored 1 point with 3 points.

Lakers: Alex Caruso came out with a bruise on his head during the first half. … Damian Jones scored seven points in his second start for Los Angeles. The big man signed a second 10-day contract on Thursday.


After the game, Caris Levert said that the Pacers’ first debut will take place on Saturday at Phoenix.

At the end of January, Levert underwent surgery to remove a cancerous growth from the kidneys, nine days after it was sold from Brooklyn to Indiana at the Ames Harden / Victor Oladipo trade. The Pacers have been cautious about restoring LeVert, but he wants to help his struggling new team.

“It’s been a while, I definitely miss the game,” Levert said. “I always saw the light at the end of the tunnel. I knew the pain I felt after the surgery, which would not last forever. I knew this day would come where I would like to play again. I got a great support system with my family and teammates. Just a joy to play the game tomorrow. I’m sure it will be a wonderful night for all of us. “


Pacers. Saturday at Ar!

Lakers. At Warriors on Monday.


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