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A clutch play by LeBron James late in the game helped the Lakers take down the Clippers in the first seeding game. James attempted a tough mid-range shot, which he missed but got his own rebound and converted it. The Lakers took the lead 103-101, which was also the final score of the game.

Post game LeBron talked about his game-winning shot. “I love having the ball in my hands late in the game. Tie game, being down, being up,” he said. “We had a three-point game with, like, 40 seconds to go. We had a great look for Danny [Green], he missed it. Paul George came back and hit a three to tie the game.”

“For me I was just trying to be aggressive. I feel like I got some contact at the elbow by Marcus Morris. They didn’t call it. Like I was told when I was a kid and ever since I started playing basketball – if there’s no whistle, you keep playing on. I was able to follow my own shot and put us up. Put us up for good.”