Parody stripe: Lakers win with record-worst FTs
- John Matiesen
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The Los Angeles Lakers, with three starters out because of injuries Friday, had the worst free throw shooting percentage in a game in NBA history -- and still won.
With Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope out, the Lakers shot an abysmal 2-for-14 from the foul line in a 99-86 win over the Indiana Pacers at Staples Center.
The 14.3 percent from the free throw line is the lowest by any team in NBA history with a minimum of 10 attempts, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
"Man, that free throw line, it's like a virus or something," said guard Jordan Clarkson, the only Laker to make free throws in the game. "What did we shoot?"
When told what the Lakers shot, Clarkson blurted out, "Oh s---." And when told that the Lakers set a record, Clarkson was almost in disbelief.
"For real? Dang that's crazy," said Clarkson, whose team matched a franchise low for least amount of free throws made in a game as well. "We got to fix that. We got to [work] in the gym."