When LeBron James gets his sixth point on Tuesday during the Los Angeles Lakers' game at Brooklyn, it'll put him up to 36,387 in his career. It's no longer be a question of if James will pass Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA's all-time scoring leader, but when. ''As I've continued to climb the ranks, it is natural, human, to look at it and see where you are and see if it's even possible, see if you're capable,'' James said.
CLEVELAND (AP) As the crowd's roar enveloped him, Kevin Love wrapped his arms around Darius Garland and thought back to those days when the Cavaliers were the biggest game in town. Love scored 20 points - nine straight in a 3-point barrage in just over a minute of the third quarter - and Garland added 12 assists and a critical late 3-pointer as Cleveland held on to beat the New York Knicks 95-93 on Monday night. At 29-19, the Cavs, who won just 22 games last season, are 10 games over .500 for the first time since 2018, when they made the last of four straight appearances in the Finals with LeBron James.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James continues to be on a scoring tear and he talked about it after a 33-point game against the Miami Heat.
The Heat defeated the Lakers, 113-107. Jimmy Butler led the way for the Heat with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, his 3rd triple-double of the season and 14th of his career, while Duncan Robinson added a team-high 25 points (6-11 3pt FG) for the Heat in the victory. LeBron James led all scorers with 33 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for the Lakers, his 17th consecutive game with 25+ points, while Russell Westbrook added 24 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in the losing effort. The Heat improve to 30-17 on the season, while the Lakers fall to 23-24.
LeBron James finishes with 33 points and helps the Lakers put together a late scoring surge before turnovers seal the team's 113-107 loss to Miami.