LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers defeated Minnesota Timberwolves 108-102 to clinch the playoffs berth in the NBA 2022-23. During the final minutes of the regulation time, Lakers center Anthony Davis messed up teammate Dennis Schroder's game-winner as he fouled Wolves guard Mike Conley Jr., which led to overtime.
Lakers guard Dennis Schroder scored a clutch three in the last minute of regulation time to take his side to a three-point lead, however, Anthony Davis fouled Conley, while he was taking a three-point shot, and the game was eventually forced to overtime.
After winning the game, Davis intervened in LeBron James' conversation with the reporter and apologized to Schroder for ruining his clutch game-winner. He said, "I messed his game-winner up, I apologize!"
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LeBron James scored game-high 30 points with 10 rebounds and six assists as he scored 57.1% from the field and 50% from the three-point. Lakers guard Dennis Schroder registered 21 points with three-off-four three-pointers and Anthony Davis scored 24 points with 15 rebounds.
For the Wolves, Karl-Anthony Towns and Mike Conley Jr. led the scoring with 24 and 23 points respectively, while guard Anthony Edwards had a disappointing game as he scored just nine points with 17.6% from the field.
The Lakers will now face Memphis Grizzlies in the first-round playoffs while Minnesota will face the winner between New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.