Lakers vs. Clippers….Experienced vs. Inexperienced…..Kobe Bryant vs. Blake Griffin
Derek Fisher hits the game winner over DeAndre Jordan & Eric Bledsoe as time expired.
Lakers struggled for the first 10 minutes of the 4th quarter. Lamar Odom fouled out with 1:14 left to play and Eric Gordon hits his 2nd free throw to give the Clippers a 5 point lead.
Gasol hits a 15 foot jumper to keep the score within 3 points. On the next 2 possessions, Eric Gordon turned the ball over and Kobe hit both shots to give the Lakers the lead.
With 22 seconds left in the game, Gordon drove to the basket and passed it off to Jordan for the dunk. But they left too much time for the Lakers. Kobe rushed down the court and with one foul to give, Gordon fouled him.
Only 3.1 seconds were left on the clock. Matt Barnes in-bounded to Derek Fisher, who drove to the basket, and banked it off the back board as time expired.
Box Score: Lakers 87 Clippers 86
What a great ending. Blake Griffin & Eric Gordon gave the Lakers a lot of trouble and could give them more trouble for years to come.
If you missed the Shannon Brown Half-Court Shot to end the 3rd quarter, here you go:
Picture Credit: AP