LeBron James is still without a win for the Lakers, as they fell to a dramatic 143-142 overtime loss to San Antonio Spurs
LeBron James missed two crucial free throws and a game-winning shot.
James however contributed 32 points and handed out 14 assists, made a three-pointer with three seconds remaining in regulation to force the game into overtime.
But the Spurs ultimately denied James his first win as a Laker in the extra period with Spurs guard Patty Mills (12 points) making a jump-shot with seven seconds remaining to give the Spurs a 143-142 lead.
After a timeout, James took control of the final possession but his 20-foot jump-shot clanked off the rim to condemn the Lakers to a third successive defeat.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 37 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and dished out a career-high 14 assists in the win.
Kyle Kuzma had 37 points for the Lakers, who roared from behind in the final minute of regulation to force the extra period.
The Lakers were forced to play without guard Rajon Rondo and forward Brandon Instagram, who were suspended by the league for three games and four games, respectfully, for their role in a fight during a loss to the Houston Rockets on Saturday.
Monday Night’s Scores
New York Knicks 113-124 Milwaukee Bucks
Charlotte Hornets 106-127 Toronto Raptors
Indiana Pacers 91-101 Minnesota Timberwolves
Orlando Magic 93-90 Boston Celtics
Chicago Bulls 109-115 Dallas Mavericks
Memphis Grizzlies 92-84 Utah Jazz
Washington Wizards 125-124 Portland Trail Blazers (OT)
Phoenix Suns 103-123 Golden State Warriors
San Antonio Spurs 143-142 Los Angeles Lakers (OT)