LOS ANGELES Danny Green hit eight 3-pointers and scored 28 points against his former team, and the Philadelphia 76ers weathered Los Angeles’ late rally for their fourth straight victory, 109-101 over the slumping Lakers on Thursday night.
Green hit six 3-pointers in the first 2 1/2 quarters and added a game-clincher with 30.4 seconds to play in the type of superb shooting performance he rarely achieved during his sole season with the Lakers, where he averaged 8.0 points over 89 starts. ”
The Lakers traded Green in the offseason to acquire Dennis Schroder, who had 20 points and a season-high 11 assists in Los Angeles’ fourth consecutive loss. Marc Gasol had five points in his first game for the Lakers since February following a nine-game absence under the NBA’s health and safety protocols.