LeBron James missed the decisive shot, which could give the Lakers' first win of the season. As a result, it was Patty Mills' basket, with seven seconds to go before the end of the extra time, which sealed the victory of San Antonio Spurs (142-143). The duel was electrifying, of extraordinary intensity, equality and emotion. The Spurs came back with that basket of Mills the six points of advantage that the Lakers had when they lacked 55 seconds. The Lakers continue without winning at the start of LeBron's first season with them.
DeMar DeRozan had the chance to avoid extra time, but missed the shot he had when he missed just over a second. The 48 minutes concluded with the tie at 128 that had established LeBron missing three seconds.
It was the Lakers' third loss despite the excellent numbers of several of their players. Kyle Kuzma was his best scorer this time, with 37 points, plus eight rebounds. LeBron James remained at his usual level of excellence with 32 points, eight rebounds and 14 assists. "I had the shot I wanted, but I failed," LeBron said. "I know very well where I got myself. It is a process and we will move it forward. I did not come here thinking that we were going to break everything right away. We will improve and I like the direction in which we are going. We have not won yet, but it is a process that needs time. "
Josh Hart added to the Lakers' box 20 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Lonzo Ball, holder, had 14 points, six rebounds and six assists. The most prominent in the Spurs' statistics were LaMarcus Aldridge, with 37 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and DeRozan, with 32 points, eight rebounds and 14 assists.
Forbes who assumes the role of starting base in the absence of Dejonte Murray, added 16 points, as Rudy Gay. The efficiency of the Italian Marco Belinelli, with 15 points, often exceeded the defense of the Lakers. Pau Gasol added nine points, four rebounds and three assists for his team in the 18 minutes he was on the court.