Young’s late 3-pointer pushes Lakers past Thunder, 111-109
The Associated Press - November 23, 2016 11:11 am
Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young, left, dribbles against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Andre Roberson during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Nick Young hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5 seconds to play, and the Los Angeles Lakers blew a 14-point lead in the final minutes before rallying for a 111-109 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
Young finished with 17 points and Jordan Clarkson had 18 for the Lakers, who survived a monster performance by Russell Westbrook in the final minutes.
After Westbrook scored 17 points in a five-minute span to trim the Lakers’ big lead to one point, Steven Adams scored on a go-ahead putback of Westbrook’s miss with 13.9 seconds to play.
The Lakers then passed the ball around the perimeter before Young coolly drained his four 3-pointer of the night.
Westbrook missed a long shot shortly before the buzzer.