Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

National Basketball Association wrap: Brandon Ingram game-winner drowns Ben Simmons triple-double

National Basketball Association wrap: Brandon Ingram game-winner drowns Ben Simmons triple-double

The Lakers beat Philadelphia 107-104 at the sold-out Wells Fargo Center.

On Thursday night in Philadelphia, Ben Simmons recorded a triple-double and Joel Embiid led all scorers with 33 points, but the Los Angeles Lakers claimed the victory in a flawless advertisment for the team's future.

This time around, Ball played much better. Embiid poured in 33 points with seven rebounds, six assists ans five blocks, while Simmons notched his third triple-double of the season by scoring 12 points with 15 assists and 13 rebounds. With about a second remaining in the game, Ingram released a flawless arching three-pointer that swished through the net for the go-ahead basket with 0.8 seconds left in the game.

What a game. The Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers showed National Basketball Association fans why they have two of the best young cores in the league with their performance on Thursday night. Robert Covington got cooking late, as the Sixers' forward hit four of his six three-point attempts on the night and finished with 19 points in the loss. Despite Philly hustling back in transition and having a timeout in his pocket, Walton made a decision to let the Lakers play, and Ball pulled it back out, passing to a trailing Ingram on the right wing - who, realizing Ball could not have been more open, quickly kicked it to Lonzo in the far corner.


L.A. led by 15 early in the fourth quarter, but the 76ers stormed back behind Embiid and Richaun Holmes.

Holmes' dunk, off a feed from Embiid, knotted the game at 101 with 2:23 left.

Beal, who shot 13 of 22 from the field, has now scored 85 points in his last two games.

The Lakers led by as many as 13 in the first half and were still up by 12 with 1:55 left in the second quarter after a 3-pointer by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Sixers turned the ball over 18 times on Thursday, and the Lakers scored 25 points off those Philadelphia errors. Philadelphia C Joel Embiid said he was happy for Okafor, with whom he is close, and that he reached out to him via text. "I don't got to say all that, they all good people". 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.

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