Wesley Matthews inexplicably fouls LeBron James to set up game-winning free throw

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The Lakers tried hard to lose last night.

Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews tried even harder.

In the final four minutes, Los Angeles missed all its shots, went 4-for-8 on free throws and blew a 14-point lead.

But after Luka Doncic made the game-tying shot, Matthews fouled LeBron James as if he were intentionally fouling him despite Dallas having no fouls to give. LeBron missed the first free throw, but made the second to give the Lakers a 114-113 win.

Matthews said he knew the Mavericks had no fouls to give. I don’t know whether that makes his foul look better or worse, but it was definitely a terrible play.