Ingram's late 3 lifts Lakers over 76ers

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Ingram led the Lakers with 22 points on the night, while Ball put up 10 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, four blocks and three steals with no turnovers in an impressive box score-stuffing performance.

Embiid sank two foul shots with 39 seconds left to tie the game.

For the Sixers, Ben Simmons had a triple double in the loss with 12 ppoints, 13 rebounds and 15 assists alongside Imbrid's 33 points 7 rebounds and 6 assists.

James Harden scored 29 points with five rebounds, and Chris Paul added 18 points with 13 assists and nine rebounds to lead the Rockets to an 112-101 win over the Jazz.

LiAngelo Ball and fellow freshmen basketball players Cody Riley and Jalen Hill created an global incident that eventually involved President Donald Trump.

With four minutes to play, though, the Sixers only trailed by one point after being inspired by Embiid and Simmons.

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Ball missed a 3-pointer, but Embiid came up empty as well. After a timeout, Richaun Holmes' tying attempt at the buzzer was way off.

Make no mistake, there are actual signs of positive growth for the Lakers, with Brandon Ingram taking great leaps since an uneven (to be kind) rookie season and the defense still improving from a league-worst mark a season ago.

Clarkson and Josh Hart then nailed triples to open the fourth quarter, giving the Lakers an 85-70 cushion with 11:13 to play.

The Lakers and Sixers have played each other twice this season, and both encounters have proved, if nothing else, that these two teams play some entertaining highlight basketball against one another.

As Embiid raced out from the paint to close out on him, Ball drove the baseline, drawing attention from all five Sixers ... including Robert Covington, who had been guarding Ingram. Earlier in the day, the Sixers traded C Jahlil Okafor and G/F Nik Stauskas, as well as a 2019 second-round pick, to Brooklyn for F Trevor Booker. Philadelphia G T.J. McConnell returned after missing the previous three games with a sprained shoulder, but F Dario Saric (left eye laceration/corneal abrasion, right eye) did not play. GM Bryan Colangelo said before the game that Fultz is pain-free, however.

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