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The Lakers only set a new NBA record for sharpened futility — and still managed to win


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  • The Los Angeles Lakers shot 2-for-14 (14.3%) from the
    giveaway chuck line on Friday opposite a Indiana Pacers, a worst
    single-game commission in NBA history.
  • The Lakers were still means to kick a Pacers, who had
    some sharpened woes of their own.

The Los Angeles Lakers done a wrong kind of story on Friday
night.

The group collectively shot 2-for-14 — or 14.3% — from a free
chuck line opposite a Indiana Pacers, a misfortune single-game
sharpened commission by any group in NBA story with a smallest of 10 attempts,
according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Perhaps even some-more intolerable is that a Lakers were still means to
lift out a 99-86 win, downing a Pacers for
their 16th feat of a season.

Guard Jordan Clarkson, who sunk both giveaway throws for a Lakers
while 5 of his teammates went during slightest 0-for-2, couldn’t
trust it when told after a game.

“Man, that giveaway chuck line, it’s like a pathogen or something,”
Clarkson told reporters. “What did we
shoot?”

Upon being told of a 2-for-14 debacle, Clarkson didn’t mince
words: “Oh s—.”

The giveaway chuck woes came alongside several important absences in
a Lakers lineup, including Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Not to be outdone, a Pacers done some story of their own.
They shot only 2-for-25 (8%) from a 3-point line, a lowest
commission in authorization story and a misfortune ever by any Lakers
opponent, with a smallest of 20 attempts.

Despite their giveaway chuck struggles, a Lakers have won 5 of
their final 7 games. Their subsequent match-up is opposite a New York
Knicks on Sunday.

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