Lakers fans are like Yankees and Red Sox fans or Packers and Cowboys fans. They’re everywhere and they always show out when the Lakers are at the Fieldhouse. When the Lakers are good? This group plays the obnoxious, front-running fan as well as any fan base.
So with plenty of Lakers fans expecting another win in the electric Fieldhouse, watching the Pacers ruin their night was quite entertaining. In the fourth quarter, after passing to an open Aaron Holiday who drained a three-pointer to give the Pacers a five-point lead and force a timeout, T.J. McConnel hyped up the crowd and then pointed at some Lakers fans in the stands, telling them to sit down.
There was still work to do as the Lakers emerged from that timeout to go on a 9-0 run, but the Pacers never blinked and instead leaned on their President.
With just over three minutes left, the Lakers were up five and appeared ready to kick it into closing gear. But Malcolm Brogdon had other ideas and showed the Lakers how he can close, creating an alternate ending for the visitors from La La Land.
A three pointer, then a nice little floater would tie the game up. Then with 30 seconds left, Brogdon took Dwight Howard to the left side of the rim and then reversed him to finish on the right side out of harms way. The Lakers only scored two points over those final three minutes and they weren’t enough to keep up with Brogdon, let alone the Pacers.
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