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LaMelo Ball throws crazy alley-oop, Hornets still lose to Magic

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LaMelo Ball made an amazing, between-the-legs pass.

LaMelo Ball made an incredible, between-the-legs cross.
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Maybe LaMelo Ball wished to get a few of the ink that his brother Lonzo has been? The youthful Ball made one of many performs of the yr on Friday evening, deflecting a cross after which racing up the courtroom, the place as an alternative of going for a straightforward layup or throwing down a dunk, he weaved the ball between his legs, then handed to Miles Bridges for an alley-oop.

Sadly, the NBA doesn’t award fashion factors, so this jam solely counted for 2 factors, and the Hornets wound up with 109 to the last-place Magic’s 116, ending Orlando’s 10-game shedding streak.

That makes seven street wins this season for the Magic, which has solely received two video games at house. That’s as many wins on the street because the Lakers and Clippers. Granted, Orlando’s 20 street losses are as many as the 2 Los Angeles groups mixed, nevertheless it’s nonetheless fairly shocking that the worst crew within the NBA has three and a half occasions as many wins on the street as at house.

Ball had 23 factors and eight assists, however was -13 for the evening. As for Lonzo, he was -22 within the Bulls’ 138-96 loss to Golden State — the second straight sport by which East-leading Chicago gave up 138 at house. The Bulls additionally misplaced, 138-112, to the Nets on Wednesday.

And should you’re questioning, no. 138-96, just isn’t an NBA Scorigami. Timberwolves 138, Grizzlies 95 was one earlier this season, and 136-96 or 138-94 would’ve been, however 138-96 has been completed earlier than: the 76ers thumped the Celtics on Oct. 29, 1966, and extra not too long ago, the Nuggets hung that rating on Kevin Durant and the SuperSonics on Feb. 27, 2008, a sport by which Allen Iverson scored 31 factors and Carmelo Anthony tallied 16. 

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