Lakers secure last semifinal spot after controversial timeout

Los Angeles book the ultimate semifinal seat in the inaugural NBA in season tournament with a 106-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. LeBron James is impressive in 4th quarter scoring 15 of his 31 points.

The championship match will be played Saturday, with the victorious snatching home the NBA Cup. James show case a sublime shooting performance through out the game. The 21 year senior fox score 15 of the Lakers first 19 points in the ultimate time.

Devin Booker decrease the Lakers margin to 102-101 on a match up with 30 seconds left in the game however Reaves scored his 3rd 3 pointer with 15 seconds remaining.

Kevin Durant hit 31 score however he unfortunately missed a 3 point try at the wistle for the Suns. Phoenix had gain victory 8 of 10 before loss to Los Angeles for 3rd time.

The Lakers gained the top spot in the West by going undefeated in the group stage of the opening tournament. The Sun comeback from that major loss to gain a wild card berth in the knockout stage.

Bradley Beal missed his 11th consecutive match with a continous back injury. Booker make his 5th foul early in the 4th quarter. Durant picked five fouls in the game.

Phoenix do 10 turnovers in the first quarter the most by any team in the league this season. The Suns follow on by 15 in the first half but comeback after 14 straight points out of halftimes to take a victory.

Anthony Davis had 27 points and 15 rebounds. Lakers will clash New Orleans on Thursday in Las Vegas. Lakers. Milwaukee plays Indiana in the East semifinal.

Who called the timeout that was rewarded?

LeBron James did.

Why were the Lakers awarded a timeout when it appeared that they did not have possession of the ball?

During live game the official view that LA still had possession of the ball when LeBron James requested the timeout. After post match footage reveal in slow speed recap we did look that Austin Reaves has his left hand on the ball.

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