L.A. Lakers win first of back-to-back titles, beating L.I. Lakers 76-75 in double overtime
L.O. Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell scored 20 points, including a three-point play, as the Lakers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 76, 76 in double OT Monday night.
Los Angeles won the first of three straight, a 95-92 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday.
The Lakers (16-7) have won five of six and are riding a five-game winning streak.
Russell scored 16 points and had six rebounds, but the Lakers were without leading scorer D’Andre Jordan, who left in the second quarter with an ankle injury.
Lakers forward Kobi Simmons had 16 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.
The Lakers shot 54.9 percent, including 28.4 percent from 3-point range, the highest mark in the NBA.
The Pacers (11-8) won the other two games, a 104-93 victory over Houston on Tuesday and a 95,000-capacity arena crowd on Thursday night.
They shot 38.8 percent.
Indiana’s Reggie Bullock had 18 points.
The Pacers have lost nine straight.