The Lakers earned their second victory of the season with a 120-117 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Lakers were saved by the late-game heroics of the newcomer, Matt Ryan. Ryan hit the game-tying three-pointer to send the game into overtime. Austin Reaves made a nice pass to the corner to Matt Ryan. Ryan set his feet in the corner and knocked the three down. Lakers Head Coach Darvin Ham spoke postgame about Ryan’s big-time shot.
“I’m thrilled for him,” Lakers coach Darvin Ham said. “It worked. It was fabulously executed, and Matt had the courage to line it up and knock it down.”
Matt Ryan spoke postgame on the pass and the big shot he knocked down as well.
“The pass was clean, and the defense was just far enough away where I could get it off clean,” Ryan said. “As a shooter, once you can get your feet down and you see the rim clean enough, that made it a lot easier.”
LeBron James scored 20 points on 9-for-23 shooting from the field. James also grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out eight assists.
Lonnie Walker IV scored 28 points on 9-for-17 shooting from the field to lead the Lakers in scoring. Walker also grabbed three rebounds and dished out an assist.
More Lakers Contributions
- Anthony Davis scored 20 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, and dished out four assists.
- Troy Brown Jr. scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
- Russell Westbrook scored 13 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished out nine assists off the bench.
- Matt Ryan scored 11 points off the bench.
The Lakers face off against the Utah Jazz on Friday, 11/4 in Los Angeles. Tip-off from the Crypto.com Arena is at 10:30 pm Eastern/ 7:30 pm Pacific.