LOOK: LeBron’s putback dunk lifts Lakers past Hawks

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Los Angeles stretches its winning streak to 3 games

IN CRUNCHTIME. LeBron James comes up clutch for the Los Angeles Lakers. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines – LeBron James played hero in crunchtime as the Los Angeles Lakers nosed out the Atlanta Hawks, 107-106, on Sunday, November 11 (Monday, November 12, Philippine time) to extend their winning streak to 3 games.

James slammed home a go-ahead putback dunk with 15.3 seconds left to cap off his 26-point, 7-rebound, 4-assist and 2-steal outing in the win that saw the Lakers hike their record to 7-6.

Los Angeles trailed 105-106 late and had a chance to regain the upper hand with James on the line. But the 33-year-old star missed both of his foul shots. 

Fortunately, Kyle Kuzma hauled down the offensive board and fired a shot that clanked off the ring before James came to the rescue with a putback dunk for a Lakers lead. 

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Bron missed both FT&#39;s… but answered with a dunk <a href=”https://t.co/8XbHjxmJxg”>pic.twitter.com/8XbHjxmJxg</a></p>&mdash; Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) <a href=”https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/1061845462859210752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 12, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Rookie Trae Young attempted a potential game-winning running layup for the Hawks only to witness Tyson Chandler swat his shot. 

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>TYSON CHANDLER wins it for the <a href=”https://twitter.com/Lakers?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@Lakers</a> with the clutch rejection! <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/LakeShow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#LakeShow</a> <a href=”https://t.co/ApGZOXsewt”>pic.twitter.com/ApGZOXsewt</a></p>&mdash; NBA (@NBA) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1061846057787813888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 12, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Kuzma finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals while Lance Stephenson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope chalked up 11 apiece in the win. 

Taurean Prince paced Atlanta, which crashed to its fourth straight loss for a 3-10 record, with 23 points and 7 boards while Young pumped in a double-double of 20 points and 12 assists. – Rappler.com