Point guard Malcolm Brogdon took the lead in scoring for the Pacers with 28 points, seven rebounds and two assists, as Indiana fell to 8-12 in the East.
The Lakers lasted for most of the game, only taking the lead for the first time late in the fourth round by two-three-pointers in the 30-second finish from Pacers pairing Justin Holiday and Chris Duarte who put the game on time. Make up for time.
Enter James: The 17-time All-Star sinking two clutches on the way to overtaking his own Pacers in the OT, as the Lakers held on to the mentality to hit their season record 10-10.
Stewart was subsequently given a two-game ban by the NBA for “escalating” the situation and “repeatedly and aggressively” pursuing James, who received a one-game ban for “recklessly hitting the center” center. Pistons.
In the middle of extra time with the Pacers, James spoke to the referee and appeared to signal to two fans sitting by the field. The pair were then escorted by security from Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
James told reporters when asked about the incident after the game.
“That should not be tolerated in our game from anyone. I would never say that to a fan and a fan would never say that to a player.”
James also shed more light on his own denial on Sunday, revealing he hasn’t spoken to Stewart since the incident, which he said was purely “random.”
“I apologized to him and you guys saw what happened after that,” James said.
“Definitely by accident, I’m not that type of player. I hate to see what escalates after that. I think it warrants an elimination because of what happened after that.. But a suspension, I don’t think is warranted.”
‘A show for the ages’
Out of the knock-out movie, Lakers coach Frank Vogel was simply happy to have his superstar back and testify to “a performance for all time.”
“I knew he wanted to get the ‘W’,” Vogel said.
“He really wanted to play in that Knicks game, he looks forward to it every year. So to come back tonight, to support defense and attack the way he did – it was just a display. performances for all ages.”
Elsewhere, the Golden State Warriors won by a 116-96 margin over the Philadelphia 76ers. A familial tie saw the Warriors’ Steph Curry overtake his younger brother Seth by 25 points for a fifth straight win for the Western Conference leaders.
On the subject of the streak, the Phoenix Suns continued their hot form with a 14th straight win – overtaking the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-115 – while the Houston Rockets had a 15-game losing streak with a stunning 118-113 defeat. before Chicago Bulls.