Awful shooting by the Lakers gives Pacers last second win
The Los Angeles Lakers were coming off a huge blowout win against the Dallas Mavericks but were ice cold from the field on Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers. The final score was 79-77.
On a tough shooting night for both the Pacers and the Lakers, it was a last second lay up by George Hill that secured a Pacers win.
In the final quarter, the Lakers were on a 15-6 run cutting the Pacers’ lead. But thanks to Kobe Bryant’s fifth three pointer of the game, the game was tied. Hill broke through the Lakers’ defense and scored, according to SB Nation Los Angeles.
During an interview with Lakers’ head coach Mike D’Antoni, he discussed with the Los Angeles Times about his team’s poor shooting performance. “That was not nice. I haven’t witnessed many times that you’re one from 100 almost on the floor….it was awful, just bad shooting,” he said.
The Lakers only scored 33 points before the half on 32.5 percent shooting.
After the half, the Lakers were only able to score seven points in the first six minutes of the third quarter.
The Lakers shot 21.4 percent from the three-point line making only six of 28. And on the free throw line, they only shot, 53.5 percent, scoring 23 of 43.