Julius Randle

Lou Williams' big effort isn't in enough as Lakers fall to Kings, 97-96

Lou Williams' big effort isn't in enough as Lakers fall to Kings, 97-96

Lou Williams is the Lakers’ closer and Tuesday night at Staples Center he tried to do his part.

Williams hit a three-pointer with 1 minute 45 seconds left and the Lakers tied the Sacramento Kings for the first time in the fourth quarter. A little more than a minute later, he did it again, tying the score, 96-96, with less than 30 seconds to go. 

Then, with nine seconds left, Williams got the ball after a missed free throw by Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins. He elevated for a shot at the buzzer that didn’t fall. 

“You never know until it gets there,” Williams said. “Probably wasn’t the shot I probably would have took for the game, but that’s how everything fell...

59°