Engaged in a grind-it-out affair with the Oklahoma City Thunder, LeBron James, trailing 105-102, drained a 3-pointer over a hand-off from Montrezl Harrell in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter to force overtime on Wednesday.
The Lakers have struggled all night to hit from downtown, which has been a relative strength of theirs for most of the season.
The Lakers fell behind early by a significant margin, but they gradually pecked away at the Thunder’s lead and even briefly took a slim advantage in the fourth period.
With superstar big man Anthony Davis out for two consecutive contests due to Achilles tendonosis, LeBron James shouldered the workload for the Lakers.
LeBron scored 25 points–capped by the brilliant clutch 3-pointer–at the end of regulation.
Interestingly, it’s the Lakers’ third straight overtime game after a double-overtime win against the Detroit Pistons last Saturday and an overtime victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.
Lakers is looking to extend a five-game winning streak and come one step closer to regaining the best record in the NBA.