The Los Angeles Lakers, after their 5th opening defeat, recorded their second triumph in a row. The New Orleans Pelicans, after overtime, faltered and were defeated with a score of 120:117.
The Lakers reached their second triumph of the season, winning over New Orleans in their Crypto.Com Arena, after overtime.
From the start of the game, the Lakers were in the lead and easily repelled the attacks of the Pelicans. At the start of the third section, the team from Los Angeles took a 76:62 lead, only to stop completely after that. The Pelicans made a run of 0:15 and completely reversed the result.
In the last quarter, it seemed that the visitors from Los Angeles would leave with a triumph, but LeBron James and Austin Reeves gave the Lakers a 108:105 advantage a minute before the end. On the other side, Zion Williamson and Larry Nance Jr. responded with the same measure and brought, it seemed, an unattainable 108:111 with 1.3 seconds before the end. However, Matt Ryan hits a 3-pointer from the corner for overtime and a complete eruption in the hall.
In overtime, it was 9:6 for the Lakers, and with a total of 120:117, they reached their second triumph of the season.
The most effective among the lakers was Lonnie Walker with 28 points, LeBron James and Anthony Davis scored 20 each.
Zion Williamson was the best scorer with 27 points for the unfortunately defeated Pelicans, followed by CJ McCollum with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists.