The Lakers are the worst free throw shooting team in the NBA with a collective percentage at the line of 68.8 percent on the season, but on Friday night the Lakers were more horrific from the line than any team in NBA history has ever been – and they still won.
A shorthanded Lakers team missing Lonzo Ball, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Brandon Ingram beat the Indiana Pacers 99-86 at the Staples Center despite shooting a miserable 2-for-14 (14.3 percent) from the free-throw line. No team in NBA history has ever shot a lower percentage from the line with at least 10 attempts.
Amazingly, it didn’t cost the Lakers the game. The Pacers pulled within two points in the fourth quarter, but a spree of four consecutive three pointers from Jordan Clarkson and Kyle Kuzma in the final five minutes of the game sealed the game.
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