Lakers Beat Sixers on Brandon Ingram Game Winner

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Ingram led the Lakers with 22 points on the night, while Ball put up 10 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, four blocks and three steals with no turnovers in an impressive box score-stuffing performance.

Ben Simmons has produced another triple-double but it wasn't enough to stop his Philadelphia 76ers falling to a 107-104 nail-biting loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Embiid, who was an absolute monster on the night with a game-high 33 points, seven rebounds, six assists and a whopping five blocked shots, shared a moment with the father of Lakers rising star point guard Lonzo Ball.

Los Angeles extended its advantage to 73-57 late in the third quarter before Philadelphia went on a 13-2 run capped by Jerryd Bayless' 3-pointer with 43.3 seconds left in the period. Both Ingram and Ball are 20 years old, and Thursday night felt like a signature win for a Lakers' team hoping for Ball and Ingram to lead the team for the foreseeable future.

Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson each added 16 points to help the Lakers snap a five-game skid. The 76ers (13-11) have now lost four of their last six games, which dropped them down to eighth in the Eastern Conference standings.

Embiid sank two foul shots with 39 seconds left to tie the game. Despite Philly hustling back in transition and having a timeout in his pocket, Walton made a decision to let the Lakers play, and Ball pulled it back out, passing to a trailing Ingram on the right wing - who, realizing Ball could not have been more open, quickly kicked it to Lonzo in the far corner. They earned it by playing a cleaner game for 48 minutes.

Much of that relative effectiveness stemmed from a top-five defense in the league, as the Lakers allowed only 100.3 points per 100 possessions in the time between the season opener and November 21.

NOTES: Los Angeles enjoyed a 41-13 advantage in bench scoring.

Ball nearly had a triple double with 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. Count Ball as a fan of the way Simmons plays.

"I know I had a chance to", he said, "but I never really thought about it". "As big as he is, he can probably go to the rim and shoot every time. I think he made a great pass".

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