Lakers vs. Grizzlies Final Score: LA breaks Memphis’ 11-game winning streak

In a game that will be especially remembered in NBA history for Fox Sports media personality Shannon Sharpe trying to fight the entire Grizzlies roster, the Los Angeles Lakers showed their own fighting spirit and came back from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter. Breaking Memphis’ 11-game winning streak with a 122-121 victory.

After Los Angeles battled and battled for the entire last frame to come back, Dennis Schröder engineered a clutch theft, swept the ball away from Desmond Bane and made a layup at halftime to give the Lakers the lead for good. After several missed shots and free throws by the Grizzlies in the dying seconds, the Lakers managed to escape with a completely unexpected and unlikely victory.

“I wish I could have watched it like a fan instead of sweating under my half-zip,” Lakers head coach Darvin Ham said with a laugh after the game, seemingly not quite realizing that such a nervous finish wasn’t exactly relaxing for fans . , or.

LeBron James finished with 23 points on 8-21 shots, while Schröder added 19 points on just 11 shots to give him some help. Russell Westbrook (29 points, 10-18 shooting) provided another much-needed spark from the bench.

The Lakers who outsmarted the Grizzlies (33-41 vs. 26-40) loomed large from the free throw line, especially when the purple and gold became Hack-a-Adams in the fourth quarter. Plus, holding Ja Morant to 22 points on 9-29 shooting is as great a feat as this team’s defense has managed to pull off over the course of this year.

LA is now 21-25 on the season, just one game in the losing streak behind the Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns for the 11th seed in the Western Conference. With the return of Anthony Davis looking imminent, stealing a victory from the jaws of defeat after a pair of heavy losses in the past week could be big on the team’s psyche.

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