Kyle Kuzma on THT’s game-winner vs. Knicks: ‘He’s got some big balls for that one’

Robert Marvi
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In the Los Angeles Lakers’ gutsy win over the red-hot New York Knicks on Tuesday, second-year guard Talen Horton-Tucker made the game-winning 3-pointer late in overtime.

Afterward, teammate Kyle Kuzma remarked on how brave Horton-Tucker was to take, let alone make the shot.

With LeBron James and Dennis Schroder sidelined, Horton-Tucker has had to take on more responsibilities as far as ball-handling and scoring.

His play has been up and down this season, but he has shown strides since the beginning of the campaign in more than one facet of the game.

Against New York, he came up big with 13 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and two steals. Kuzma pulled lots of weight himself with an efficient 23 points.

With the win over New York, the Lakers’ hopes of finishing sixth in the Western Conference and avoiding the play-in tournament are still alive.

They will take on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, and James is expected back for that contest.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.