Joe Ingles Hits Clutch Three, Forces D’Angelo Russell To Airball A Potential Game-Winning Three!
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With 21 seconds left in regulation, Joe Ingles (not Johnson) knocked down what turned out to be a game-winning 3-pointer against the Lakers on Tuesday night.
“Joe (Johnson) set a great screen,” said Ingles, who leads the league in 3-point FG% (.478). “Obviously the play wasn’t set up for me. I was wide open and got a good look.”
After a free-throw by Randle and two missed free-throws by Rudy Gobert, the Lakers had one final chance to win the game. D’Angelo “Ice in his veins” Russell got the call and with Ingles defending, Russell shot an airball from three. Game over!
“D’Angelo ended up taking a tough shot,” Walton said. “He’s trying to run the play the coach called. I give him respect for that. That last possession is on me.”
Russell finished the game with four points on 2 of 11 shooting (0-3 from three). Ingles had 13 off the bench on 5 of 8 shooting.