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A.C. Green's Basket at the Buzzer Gives Lakers Sixth Exhibition Win

October 29, 1987|Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — A.C. Green scored 23 points, including the winning shot at the buzzer, as the undefeated Lakers won their sixth consecutive exhibition game, 110-108, Wednesday night over the New Jersey Nets.

With time running out, Green tapped in Michael Cooper's looping pass. The basket sent the Nets down to their fifth consecutive preseason defeat.

The Lakers played without injured starters Magic Johnson and James Worthy.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had 17 points in 20 minutes for the Lakers, including a run of 10 straight points in the second quarter.

The Nets led by as many as 13 points in the first half, but the Lakers held a 62-58 halftime lead.

Leon Wood sank a pair of free throws for the Nets, and Mike Gminski gave the Nets a 108-107 lead with 30 seconds left when he converted a three-point chance.

Adrian Branch made one of two free throws with 23 seconds left to tie the score, and the Nets' John Bagley missed a jumper. The Lakers got his rebound to set up Green's winning shot.

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