Lakers overcome 27-point deficit to defeat Mavericks, complete biggest comeback in NBA this season

The Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 27-point deficit to defeat the Dallas Mavericks 111-108 on Sunday, completing the largest comeback in the NBA this season.

The Mavericks led 48-21 with 7:06 remaining in the second quarter.

The last time the Lakers had a larger comeback was Dec. 6 2002 when they were trailing Dallas by 30.

NBA teams were a combined 0-138 this season when trailing by 27 or more points.

The Lakers have sorely missed a long, do-it-all forward over the past two seasons

Vanderbilt had 15 points, 17 rebounds (a season high) and four steals (tied his season high) against the Mavericks.

His eight offensive rebounds tied his career high and helped the Lakers’ offense stay afloat on a night they made just 17.6 percent of their 3s.