NBA wrap: Lakers fall to 76ers despite career game from Brandon Ingram

The Lakers continue to struggle.

Los Angeles hosted the 76ers on Tuesday and lost to the visitors 121-105.

Brandon Ingram had a big night, scoring a career-high 36 points on 16-of-20 shooting. The Lakers made a few runs, but the 76ers kept pulling ahead.

Joel Embiid led the way for Philadelphia, totaling 28 points and 11 rebounds on the night. Ben Simmons posted 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

The Lakers have now lost four of their last five games and dropped to 26-25. But, LeBron James may be returning soon from the groin injury that has kept him sidelined since Dec. 25.

The 76ers improved to 33-18 and sit in fourth in the Eastern Conference

Studs of the Night

Paul George scored 31 first-half points and finished with 37 in the Thunder’s 126-117 victory over the Magic.

Devin Booker scored 38 points on 14-of-19 shooting for the Suns, but Phoenix fell short to the Spurs 126-124.

James Harden recorded 37 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in Houston’s 121-116 loss to the Pelicans.

Duds of the Night

Robin Lopez scored four points on 1-of-7 shooting in Chicago’s 122-117 loss to Brooklyn.

Tomas Satoransky tallied five points on 2-of-8 shooting in the Wizards’ 116-113 loss to Cleveland.


Eric Bledsoe’s behind-the-back pass led to a Giannis Antetokounmpo slam in the Bucks’ 115-105 win against Detroit.

Brandon Ingram posterized Corey Brewer to extend a Lakers run.

Rudy Gay saved the Spurs with this game-winner against Phoenix.

What’s Next?

Jazz (29-22) at Trail Blazers (31-20) 10:30 p.m. ET — Utah has rattled off three straight wins since losing to Portland on Jan. 21. The Trail Blazers have won eight of their last 10 games and are fifth in the Western Conference.