Lopez Helps Lakers Survive Magic – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9 fouls Los Angeles Lakers’ Brook Lopez (11) in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Lopez made the two free throws, putting the Lakers ahead. The Lakers won 108-107. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Despite the Los Angeles Lakers blowing a 14-point lead, they pulled off a suspenseful 109-108 victory against the Orlando Magic. Like on their Monday night loss against the Portland Trailblazers, the Lakers lost control in the final minutes of regulation.

Center Brook Lopez not only saved the Lakers with two successful free throws, but led the team in scoring with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Julius Randle and Lopez both earned double-doubles Wednesday night. Randle poured in 20 points and 10 rebounds.


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