Nick Young isn’t afraid to take a big late-game shot, even if it means basically stealing the ball from his teammate.
The Los Angeles Lakers guard made another big shot Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but how he got the ball in his hands in the first place is actually pretty comical.
The Lakers, trailing by a point with just seconds to play in the fourth quarter, ran a play that looked designed to create an opening at the top of the key. The Lakers ran the play to perfection with Brandon Ingram finding an open Louis Williams outside the 3-point arc.
That’s when Young stepped in — literally. He ran right in front of Williams, intercepting the pass (while also “returning” it roughly 10 yards without a dribble) and knocking down the go-ahead 3-pointer.
The Lakers were able to hold onto the lead, winning the game and improving to 8-7. The Lakers have another big one Wednesday night, as they look to knock off the vaunted Golden State Warriors for the second time this season.
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