PHILADELPHIA (AP) LaVar Ball's taunts in the fourth quarter to Philadelphia fans turned up the volume in an already shrill atmosphere. His son, Lonzo, later helped to silence the exhausted crowd.
Brandon Ingram scored 21 points, including the three-time winner of the game with 0.8 seconds remaining in a Lonzo Ball attendance, to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-104 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.
Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson added 16 points apiece for the Lakers, who broke a five-game losing streak.
the winning play, Ball led to the basket before returning Ingram on the right wing.
"He saw it before it happened," LaVar Ball said of his son's help.
Ingram quietly drained what he called the best opportunity of his young career in the NBA.
"I think he made a great pass," Ingram said. "I had the confidence to shoot."
Lonzo Ball finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
The winning basket sent Ball's father, LaVar, to a wild celebration in a suite.
"When I get that far, it's hard to beat him," said LaVar Ball. "I do not like all the losses, so I'll do whatever it takes to get that` W. "
LaVar Ball then hugged his son out of the Lakers' locker room and told him how proud he was.
"Keep doing what you're doing," "he said." You'll solve it. You'll have more fun than ever. "
The game was the first for the Lakers since LaVar Ball criticized coach Luke Walton and the Lakers offense in a radio interview, saying his son Lonzo was" very upset. "It has been a tumultuous week for the Ball family, since LaVar withdrew another son, LiAngelo, from UCLA because of his suspension from school for his involvement in a robbery in China.
LaVar Ball recently removed the youngest son LaMelo from Chino Hills High, where he was a junior, and said he was going to study at home.
On Thursday LaVar Ball told ESPN that LiAngelo and LaMelo have signed with Harrison Gaines, the same agent who represents Lonzo Ball. That ends the amateur status of both.
Lonzo Ball was booed every time he touched the ball. And Philadelphia fans treated Ball's biggest deal worse when he started yelling and howling from his suite in the fourth quarter.
"They do not know that the boos make my son get up because I've been teaching him since he was a baby booing the ball," said LaVar Ball.
Lonzo Ball said he enjoyed the atmosphere.
"Just when they called my name, they were ready," said Lonzo Ball about the fans. "They were chasing us, but it's always fun to play like that."
Joel Embiid scored 33 points and Ben Simmons had a triple-double with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists for Philadelphia.
"I never really felt that we started playing halfway through the third," said Philadelphia coach Brett Brown.
The 76ers fought a 16-point deficit in the second half to tie the game on Embiid's two free throws with 39.8 seconds left.
Lonzo Ball missed a 3 in The subsequent possession of Los Angeles and Embiid then lost the opportunity to give Philadelphia the lead.
After a timeout, Richaun Holmes's attempt to connect the bell was far away.
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The game coincided with the two best picks of the 2016 draft, with the No. 1 Simmons selection facing the No. 2 with Ingram.
Simmons drew "oohs" and "ahhs" in the third quarter when he turned to the left before throwing an emphatic Dunk right right hand.
But Ingram laughed one last time. [1 9659002] "It's (fun)," Ingram said about playing against Simmons. "He's a really good player." He involves his team. He is a leader of his basketball team. "
The Philadelphia faithful lived up to their reputation as sports fans, receiving praise from the Lakers.
" They have great fans here ", Randle said, "It felt like a college environment."
Philadelphia climbed to 90-86 on Holmes' three-point play with 6:56 to play, triggering such a strong reaction from the sold-out crowd that It sounded like the days of glory of Allen Iverson enthuses the followers of the 76ers.
"The fans were crazy," Ingram said. "It was amazing how good our team was (because) how noisy it was in that gym of basketball. "
Hours earlier, Philadelphia switched Jahlil Okafor to the Brooklyn Nets. The deal ended with a stalemate that kept Okafor, the No. 3 pick in the 2015 draft, on the bench for all games except in two est to season.
The Sixers also sent the escort Nik Stauskas, n. 8 overall pick in the 2014 draft and a second round pick in 2019 to the Nets for forward Trevor Booker. Booker, the 23rd pick of the 2010 draft by Washington, averaged 10.1 points with the Nets.
Lakers: former Villanova player Josh Hart had four points in 9 minutes. … Los Angeles improved to 3-8 on the road. … The Lakers won despite shooting 12 of 24 from the free throw line. … They entered with an average of 17.5 balls lost per game, including 18.4 during the losing streak, but finished with only 11 against Philadelphia.
76ers: The triple triple was the third of Simmons' career. … F Darío Saric did not play after suffering a laceration in his left eye in practice on Wednesday. … G T.J. McConnell returned after missing three games due to a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder and went scoreless in 17 minutes. … Embiid had 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks in the 76ers 115-109 win in Los Angeles on November 15.
Lakers: play the second of four games in Charlotte on Saturday night.
76ers: plays in Cleveland on Saturday night, looking to avenge a home loss 113-91 last month.
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