Lakers Beat Pacers Despite Shooting 14 Percent from Free-Throw Line

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJanuary 20, 2018

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson (6) moves the ball up court against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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The Los Angeles Lakers set an interesting NBA record during their 99-86 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

Per ESPN Stats & Info, they had the worst free-throw percentage ever (14.3) in a game by a team with at least 10 attempts:

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

The Lakers shot 2-14 on free throws Friday, the lowest FT pct (14.3%) by any team in a game in NBA history (min. 10 FTA). Shaq only had 1 worse game in his Lakers career with at least 10 attempts (0-11 FT on Dec. 8, 2000). https://t.co/RipS1SJiAF

Jordan Clarkson made both of the Lakers' free throws in the win, going 2-of-3. The rest of the team combined to go 0-of-11, with no player having more than three attempts.

After hearing about Los Angeles' woes from the stripe, Clarkson appeared stunned.

"Oh s--t," he said, per ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk"For real? Dang, that's crazy. We got to fix that. We got to [work] in the gym."

The Lakers played Friday night without Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram or Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Though even with that group, they have been the worst free-throw shooting team in the NBA this season at 68.8 percent.


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