Canadian Andrew Nembhard hits buzzer drummer to lift Pacers over Lakers

Los Angeles led 93-84 in the fourth quarter after leading up to 14 in the third

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Tyrese Haliburton scored 24 points and provided 14 assists and Canadian Andrew Nembhard hit a buzzer 3-pointer as the visiting Indiana Pacers rallied from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-115 Monday night.

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LeBron James gave the Lakers a 115-113 lead with 20.9 seconds left before the Pacers had two chances at a 3-point go-ahead, Myles Turner’s first with 5.6 seconds left. Haliburton grabbed the rebound and found Aurora, Ont.

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Rookie Bennedict Mathurin scored 23 points for the Pacers, while Aaron Nesmith had 16. Turner had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana, and Buddy Hield added 15 points. Nembard scored 12 points, hitting four 3-pointers.

Anthony Davis scored 25 points for the Lakers, while Russell Westbrook added 24 off the bench. James had 21 for Los Angeles, which entered with five wins in its last six games.

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Davis contributed 13 rebounds and six assists after missing out on a Saturday win over the San Antonio Spurs with a bruised left calf. Austin Reaves had 13 points for Los Angeles, while Troy Brown Jr. had 10 rebounds.

The Lakers opened up a double-digit lead for the first time at 71-61 with 8:28 remaining in the third quarter after a floating jump from Dennis Schroder. Los Angeles led 93-84 in the fourth quarter after leading up to 14 points in the third.

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After the Lakers took a 101-84 lead with 9:59 remaining, the Pacers led a 10-0 run to shoot at 101-94 with 7:38 left. Indiana then went on a 13-3 run to close to 110-109 with 2:11 remaining.

After Indiana tied it at 113-113 with 39.8 seconds left on a Haliburton layup, James shot inside for a 115-113 Lakers lead.

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Hield went 2-of-15 to 3-pointers over the past two games as the Pacers went 1-1 at the start of a seven-game road trip through the Western Conference.

James, who has missed six games through injury this month, including five with a sprained groin, went to the locker room six minutes into the game when he rolled the left ankle. He came back in the second quarter.

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