July 18, 2024

At 3:26 remaining in regulation time, the Lakers, who were without LeBron James due to an ankle injury, were behind by 10 points. With 44 seconds remaining, the Lakers tied the game at 101-101, breaking Milwaukee’s lead. Throughout overtime, the lead was exchanged before Austin Reaves’ three-pointer and D’Angelo Russell’s two free throws cemented the victory. After suffering a knee injury in an early collision with Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, Anthony Davis struggled to move for the majority of the game and finished with 34 points and 23 rebounds, while Reaves finished with 29 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists.After Reaves’ last-second three-pointer, Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double for the Bucks with 29 points, 21 rebounds, and 11 assists, but he missed two free throws. Eight minutes and twenty-five seconds remained in regulation before the Lakers, who had defeated the Bucks by a single point at home earlier this month, started their comeback, keeping them on track for at least a spot in the play-in tournament (16–19 April). Coach Doc Rivers of Milwaukee noted that his squad suffered the consequences of not closing out the game despite building double-digit leads. “When you have a team down 18 points, you have a chance to take that lead to 30 and we didn’t do that,” he stated. Rather, we allowed

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