Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2021-2022 Regular Season between the Los Angeles Lakers (LAL) vs Indiana Pacers (IND) on January 20, 2022 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Crypto.com Arena.
The Indiana Pacers rally up in the fourth quarter and defeat the Los Angeles Lakers who have been struggling all season long.
Initially, the Lakers have a commanding 15-point lead. However, in the third quarter, the Pacers narrowed up the lead and eventually took the driver’s seat in that quarter also. After a couple of possessions by both teams, the contest was close throughout the remaining minutes as the Lakers and the Pacers goes on a roller coaster ride. But in the end, the Pacers triumph over the home team.
In the fourth quarter, Caris LeVert scored 22 of his 30 points within that quarter alone, securing up the game for their 15th win of the season. Sabonis added a huge triple-double for his team as he scored 20 points, grabbed 12 boards, and dished out ten assists. Not only that, but the Lithuanian forward also finished the game with extreme efficiency, dropping nine of his twelve attempts. Brogdon scored 19 points to go alongside the win.
Meanwhile, the struggling Lakers still do not have a solution for their losses all throughout the season. They have blown huge leads and have struggled also in the charity stripe.
LeBron James has been carrying the team all season long, but in this game, he was not able to deliver a win for his team. “The King” ended the matchup with 30 points, 12 rebounds, and two steals after playing for 37 minutes of action. Westbrook added 14 points, but only converted 5 of his 17 looks. Four of them came from outside of the three-point line. “THT” ended with 20 points while Monk had 10.
Lakers vs Pacers
23-32; 27-24; 26-24; 35-24
Pacers (111) – LeVert 30, Sabonis 20, Brogdon 19, Holiday 11, Duarte 11
Lakers(104) – James 30, Hroton-Tucker 20, Westbrook 14, Anthony 14, Monk 10