By Skip Charles in Vegas
The Los Angeles Lakers’ rally against the Minnesota Timberwolves in last night’s play-in game was nearly wasted thanks to Anthony Davis’ blunder on the final play of regulation.
Dennis Schröder appeared to have secured the victory for the Lakers when he took LeBron James’ pass and hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with just 1.1 seconds to go.
Dennis Schroder's clutch triple off the LBJ feed… through the eyes of our slo-mo #PhantomCam!
Schroder dropped 18 of his 21 points after halftime 🔥 pic.twitter.com/49Qg7oWdwp
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But Davis fouled Mike Conley on a 3-point attempt with just .1 second left and the Timberwolves veteran knocked down all three free throws to force overtime.
Thankfully for Davis, the Lakers controlled overtime and won 108-102 to secure the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference. He and his teammates were able to have a laugh about his error after the game.
A bettor @CaesarsSports had $69K to win $19.4K on Lakers ML (-355) tonight ✅
Never a doubt 😅 pic.twitter.com/iAjO8UOLjK
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