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Wayne Ellington missed his late father while helping Lakers beat 76ers
Wayne Ellington missed his late father while helping Lakers beat 76ers

Wayne Ellington used to look into the crowd when he played an occasional road game here. His father would always be in attendance. Always. But Wayne Ellington Sr. wasn't there Monday, a sad fact of life still being grasped by his son. Ellington Sr. was shot and killed while sitting in a car last November in Philadelphia. Murder charges were later filed against a 34-year-old parolee who was a suspect in another shooting and a robbery. The Lakers were barely in town for 24 hours this time, topping it off with a 113-111 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Ellington had the winning assist, finding Jordan Clarkson for an easy lay-up through the tangled arms of two...

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