Video: LeBron and Lakers bench erupt after Talen Horton-Tucker throws down insane dunk

Robert Marvi
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The Los Angeles Lakers are having themselves a ball in their Friday night game against the Atlanta Hawks.

As L.A. opened up a solid lead in the third quarter, guard Talen Horton-Tucker drove the lane and exploded for a highlight dunk, which had LeBron James and the Lakers bench celebrating.

Horton-Tucker has been struggling for most of this season. He missed the first several weeks of the schedule with a thumb injury, and he also sat out multiple games in December after being placed in health and safety protocols.

His shooting percentages on the season are quite low, but he may be turning the corner.

He had a strong game on Tuesday against the Sacramento Kings with 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting, and that high efficiency has carried over against Atlanta.

The Lakers are looking for their fourth win in a row.

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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.