The Los Angeles Lakers headed into their matchup with the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night shorthanded. They haven’t had Talen Horton-Tucker, Kendrick Nunn, Wayne Ellington, or Trevor Ariza for a single game yet this NBA season. Against the Spurs, they added LeBron James to the injury list.
James was dealing with a sore ankle suffered in the game on Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies. He banged into Desmond Bane, re-aggravating the injury which lingered throughout the second half of last season.
Facing an uphill battle, things looked even bleaker when the Lakers entered the fourth quarter down 12 and Anthony Davis went down in a heap as well.
Despite all of that, the Lakers were able to pull out a 125-121 overtime victory. Davis was able to come back into the game and he helped carry the team to a victory along with Russell Westbrook.