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LeBron James, Lakers survive chaotic 4th quarter to beat Timberwolves in OT of play-in matchup

Apr 12, 2023

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers had to survive a wild fourth quarter to get there, but they’re officially headed into the playoffs.

The Lakers rallied from a 15-point second-half hole and beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-102 in overtime of their play-in tournament game on Tuesday night at Arena. That officially puts the Lakers back into the playoffs and set up a first-round series with the No. 2 seed Memphis Grizzlies.

The fourth quarter was incredibly chaotic, and could have gone either way a number of times.

The Lakers had tied things up after mounting a late 16-6 run in the fourth quarter, all while holding the Timberwolves scoreless for more than five minutes. That, thanks largely to a big run to end the third, erased a 15-point Timberwolves lead. As James ran out the clock for a final shot, he drove to the hoop and kicked to Dennis Schroder in the corner — who was absolutely wide open and sank the bucket with just more than a second left.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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