Brandon Ingram nails game-winner against the 76ers

Brandon Ingram hit 3-pointer to lift Lakers over 76ers

Lonzo Ball sucked in the defense and found a wide-open Brandon Ingram for the game winning three-pointer that passed through the net with 0.8 seconds remaining to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 107-104 victory and snap a five-game losing streak.

The Lakers led this game by as much as 16 points, and essentially led the entire night.

Ingram led the Lakers with 22 points on the night, while Ball put up 10 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, four blocks and three steals with no turnovers in an impressive box score-stuffing performance.

The 76ers late fightback was led by Embiid, who grabbed 16 points in the final quarter.

Ingram was helped in the scoring end alongside Julius Randle and and Jordan Clarkson both having 16 points. The last time these two teams faced off against each other, Joel Embiid thoroughly dominated the Lakers.

Because the Lakers and Sixers played their two regular-season games against each other before the New Year, the National Basketball Association will likely have to wait another year before it gets to see this year's No. 1 and 2 draft picks face each other. The No. 2 overall pick declined to work out for the 76ers, who held the No. 3 pick before trading with Boston to move up to No. 1 and draft Markelle Fultz.

On Thursday night in Philadelphia, Ben Simmons recorded a triple-double and Joel Embiid led all scorers with 33 points, but the Los Angeles Lakers claimed the victory in a ideal advertisment for the team's future. Ball was so disappointed in his play, he went to the team's practice facility hours after that game to shoot instead of doing his usual post home game routine of re-watching the game.

The Lakers' second-year forward came out of the blocks hot and scored the game's first four points. Booed in the first half nearly every time he touched the ball, Ball flirted with his third career triple-double. But reserve center Richaun Holmes sparked a comeback with 10 fourth-quarter points.

Ben Simmons joined Michael Jordan, David Robinson, Tim Hardaway, Kevin Johnson, and Lamar Odom for the third-most triple-doubles in a rookie season. just 24 games in.

The rookie heard jeers from the Philly fans whenever he touched the ball early in the first quarter.

"First off his size, at the point guard position, you don't see that and he knows his game", Ball said. "As big as he is, he can probably go to the rim and shoot every time".

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