LaMelo Ball made an amazing, between-the-legs pass.

LaMelo Ball made an incredible, between-the-legs cross.
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Maybe LaMelo Ball needed to get a number of the ink that his brother Lonzo has been? The youthful Ball made one of many performs of the yr on Friday night time, deflecting a cross after which racing up the courtroom, the place as a substitute of going for a simple layup or throwing down a dunk, he weaved the ball between his legs, then handed to Miles Bridges for an alley-oop.

Sadly, the NBA doesn’t award fashion factors, so this jam solely counted for 2 factors, and the Hornets wound up with 109 to the last-place Magic’s 116, ending Orlando’s 10-game dropping streak.

That makes seven highway wins this season for the Magic, which has solely received two video games at residence. That’s as many wins on the highway because the Lakers and Clippers. Granted, Orlando’s 20 highway losses are as many as the 2 Los Angeles groups mixed, but it surely’s nonetheless fairly shocking that the worst workforce within the NBA has three and a half occasions as many wins on the highway as at residence.

Ball had 23 factors and eight assists, however was -13 for the night time. As for Lonzo, he was -22 within the Bulls’ 138-96 loss to Golden State — the second straight recreation by which East-leading Chicago gave up 138 at residence. The Bulls additionally misplaced, 138-112, to the Nets on Wednesday.

And when you’re questioning, no. 138-96, shouldn’t be an NBA Scorigami. Timberwolves 138, Grizzlies 95 was one earlier this season, and 136-96 or 138-94 would’ve been, however 138-96 has been executed earlier than: the 76ers thumped the Celtics on Oct. 29, 1966, and extra lately, the Nuggets hung that rating on Kevin Durant and the SuperSonics on Feb. 27, 2008, a recreation by which Allen Iverson scored 31 factors and Carmelo Anthony tallied 16. 

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