Lakers’ Michael Beasley Tries To Check Into NBA Game In Practice Shorts


Oklahoma City led 37-20 with 2:22 left in the first quarter after Paul George hit a 3-pointer. His points in overtime came on a 3-pointer and an acrobatic layup he dropped in to finish with 18 points on 7-for-17 shooting, 10 assists and 6 rebounds. During the waning seconds of regulation, Lonzo Ball was called for a shooting foul on Russell Westbrook.

The referees ruled Westbrook was in the shooting motion, which gave him three free throws.

"I mean, it kind of kicks you in your butt when you look at the games you've lost that you should have won", Kuzma said.

Lakers: G Rajon Rondo missed his 11th straight game since having surgery on his ring finger.

Michael Beasley's absent-mindedness cost him minutes but fueled the National Basketball Association community's laughter Thursday night. With the new starting lineup being used again, the Thunder were able to jump the Lakers early in the first quarter.

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Thunder: Backup center Nerlens Noel returned after sitting out four games while in concussion protocol. This season's total already represents the most games he has missed consecutively in any season, eclipsing the eight straight he sat out in 2014-15 while dealing with back and knee pain. "The trigger would be whether or not it is a 3-point shot or not".

The refs later admitted the foul call on Ball was wrong.

James will not accompany the team for national televised games against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday and the Houston Rockets on Saturday.

Adams and the Thunder travel to Philadelphia to face the 76ers in their next game on Sunday (NZ time).