The Lakers overcame a 13-point deficit to take a 97-94 lead with 5:46 left in the game. The 76ers responded with a 17-7 run to improve to 9-21 on the season.
The Lakers struggled with their shooting, making only 36.9% from the field while turning the ball over 22 times. The 76ers had only 11 miscues.
Williams missed a crucial, wide-open three-point shot with 20.9 seconds left and the Lakers down 107-104.
The Lakers have lost five in a row to fall to 13-18 on the season. They'll have a chance to break the streak on Tuesday when they host the
The Sixers (9-21) travel to Denver to play the
The Lakers looked overmatched in the third quarter, getting outscored by the 76ers, 34-25, and trail by nine points entering the fourth quarter.
Meanwhil, the 76ers have gotten 18 points from forward
Philadelphia shot only 39.7% from the field but took 10 more shot attempts than the Lakers. The Sixers had 10 turnovers through three quarters, eight fewer than the Lakers 18.
The Lakers hit back-to-back three-point shots to close the second quarter to pull even with the Philadelphia at the half at 52.
Despite shooting only 34.9% from the field and committing 13 turnovers, the Lakers made up a nine-point deficit after
Marshall backed up
The Lakers started the game against the Sixers quickly, opening with a 12-2 run while holding Philadelphia to 10% shooting from the field.
It didn't last.
The Sixers answered with an 18-4 run to take a four-point lead. By the end of the quarter, the Lakers managed to reclaim a two-point advantage.
The Sixers were actually worse at 26.7% in an ugly 12-minutes stretch of basketball for both teams.
The Lakers (13-17) will host the Philadelphia 76ers (8-23) on Sunday night at
The Sixers have won only one of 14 on the road this season. The Lakers have dropped four in a row and Philadelphia won't necessarily be an easy win.
Philadelphia rookie point guard
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