LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dennis Schroeder scored 24 points, Kyle Kuzman added 21 and the Los Angeles Lakers gathered in the fourth quarter to beat the Orlando Magic 96-93 on Sunday night.
Montreal Harel added 18 for Los Angeles, who have won two straight games without LeBron James Ames and Anthony Dice. However, the Lakers had a hard time trying to shake up the second-worst team at the Archelian Conference.
Otto Porter Jr. of Orlando had a clear look to send it to the penalty kick overtime, but the shot hit the edge.
Orlando was ahead with a score of 82-77, and R. Ham: Hampton scored a 3-pointer with a score of 7:19. In the middle of the fourth quarter, the Lakers fell behind 84-80, running 12-1 to take control as Schroeder and Kuzman had five points.
Los Angeles had a seven-point lead with three minutes left, but the Magic fell within three goals to reach the final goal.
Dwayne Bacon led the Magic with 26 points and Chuma Okeke scored 14. Orlando dropped 13 to 15.
During the first 13 minutes, there were nine changes in the lead – three draws: the Lakers ran 17-3 to rise to 39-26, and in the second quarter there were three minutes left. “Magic” gathered, bringing it to a deficit of five points in the half (44-39), as Bacon had 7 points.
Markif Morris’s 3-point lead over the Lakers 61-53, before Orlando scored eight straight points, 61. There were three connections in the quarter, as it was 69, after the last 12 minutes.
Wendell Carter Jr., Hampton և Porter played their first games since being acquired in Orlando on Thursday when Magic sold five players, including their top three strikers, in three separate deals.
All three appeared from the bench. Hampton scored 10 points in 17 minutes, and Carter scored eight points in 20 minutes. Porter had five points in 25 minutes, including 69 at the end of the third quarter with 69 points.
Magical. Michael Carter-Williams had a right knee contusion in the second quarter but did not return. He became unbeaten in 13 minutes. Ter G Terence Ross missed the seventh game in a row due to right knee pain.
Lakers. Known before the game, they signed C Andre Drummond.
Magic. Stay in Southern California to meet the LA Clippers on Tuesday.
Lakers. Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. On January 21, the Lakers won their first game 113. With a score of 106.
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