Well, didn’t see that coming.
That offensive sequence, the shot they ended up with — a contested 30 footer with the shot clock game on the line — pretty much sums up everything wrong with the Lakers offense.
But the thing about the Lakers is they have a couple guys who on the right night can just hit those shots. Nick Young is one of them and his three with 7.4 seconds left won the game as the Lakers beat the Spurs 112-110. It was the kind of win, the kind of game that led to one of those classic :44 second, terse Gregg Popovich postgame interviews (it’s the Spurs third loss to a sub. 500 team in the last 10 days, and that’s just focus). The Spurs had to come from 10 points down just to send the game to OT. The Lakers were the better team most of the night.
Kobe Bryant had 22 points (on 22 shots) and remains nine away from passing Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. That very likely comes Sunday night in Minnesota.