LOS ANGELES — Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, Anthony Davis had 22 points and four blocks, and LeBron James scored 19 as the Los Angeles Lakers overcame Ja Morant's 40-point game and beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 121-118, on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) for their first win of the season.
There was plenty of drama in the final minute as Morant was fouled by Kent Bazemore on a 3-point attempt with 2.5 seconds left and Memphis trailing by three. Morant had a chance to tie the game, but missed the third and final free throw and the Lakers escaped with the win.
Anthony moved into ninth on the NBA's all-time scoring list with 27,423 career points.
The Lakers snapped a season-opening two-game losing streak. The Grizzlies lost for the first time after consecutive wins to open the season.
Morant added 10 assists and made a career-best five 3-pointers By halftime, Morant had 17 points, including four 3-pointers.
Anthony Davis goes 8 for 15, while Carmelo Anthony shoots 10 for 15.
Memphis: At Portland on Wednesday for the third game of a four-game trip.
Los Angeles: At San Antonio on Tuesday.
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