It was a wild second half at crypto.com arena, but it’s the Los Angeles Lakers who are into the playoffs red-hot.
The purple and gold rallied back from down 15 points to win an overtime thriller in the play-in tournament over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 108-102.
Tied at 95, the Lakers had the ball with 21.7 seconds to go and the shot clock off. LeBron James inbounded to Dennis Schroder who gave it back to James. Covered by Taurean Prince, James drove toward the contested bucket and was able to find Schroder for a wide-open corner three, which he banged with 1.4 seconds to go.
Game over, right? Nope. Anthony Davis fouled Mike Conley on a three-pointer with 0.1 seconds left. Conley knocked all three to send the game to overtime.
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Both teams combined to go 8-for-34 from the floor in the fourth quarter, but the Lakers snapped out of that quickly by jumping out to a 5-0 run to begin overtime. The Wolves cut it to a three-point deficit with 19.0 to go, and they were able to intercept an inbound pass out of a timeout. Prince missed a wide-open three, though, and the Lakers grabbed the rebound. This time, they made a clean inbound, and after Schroder was fouled, he hit both…