With about a second remaining in the game, Ingram released a ideal arching three-pointer that swished through the net for the go-ahead basket with 0.8 seconds left in the game.
Because the Lakers and Sixers played their two regular-season games against each other before the New Year, the National Basketball Association will likely have to wait another year before it gets to see this year's No. 1 and 2 draft picks face each other. "He is a great passer, rebounder and does all the little things". Joel Embiid scored 33 points and blocked five shots for the 76ers. Despite Philly hustling back in transition and having a timeout in his pocket, Walton chose to let the Lakers play, and Ball pulled it back out, passing to a trailing Ingram on the right wing - who, realizing Ball could not have been more open, quickly kicked it to Lonzo in the far corner.
LiAngelo Ball and fellow freshmen basketball players Cody Riley and Jalen Hill created an global incident that eventually involved President Donald Trump.
The Lakers have struggled with slow starts of late, but built a 13-point lead in the first quarter behind a 17-4 run that included eight straight points and one reverse baseline dunk from Brandon Ingram. But reserve center Richaun Holmes sparked a comeback with 10 fourth-quarter points.
The 76ers went in as favourites before their 13th sellout crowd in as many games, boasting a 13-10 season record and fifth spot in the eastern conference, while the Lakers (8-15) were 11th in the western conference.
Ball missed a 3-pointer, but Embiid came up empty as well.
Two nights after scoring 51 points in a victory at Portland, Beal had 22 points in the first half. A pair of 3-pointers by Covington helped the Sixers slice the deficit to 57-49 at the break.
The Lakers, up just 75-70 at that point, responded with the last four points of the quarter, on Caldwell-Pope's layup and a follow shot by Andrew Bogut.
All three committed four turnovers, though, contributing to a night of unforced errors in which the Sixers coughed it up 18 times leading to 25 Laker points. Overall, the Lakers' bench outscored the Sixers' bench 41 to 13. Philadelphia C Joel Embiid said he was happy for Okafor, with whom he is close, and that he reached out to him via text.