LeBron’s record night tows Lakers past Blazers

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The Los Angeles Lakers pick up their sixth win in 7 games as LeBron James erupts for 44 points

 

 

ON A ROLL. LeBron James drives around a screen set by Los Angeles teammate Lonzo Ball as he's chased by Portland's Al-Farouq Aminu in the game won by the streaking Lakers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines – LeBron James unleashed 44 points to move up to 5th spot in the NBA’s all-time scoring list as the Los Angeles Lakers downed the Portland Trail Blazers, 126-117, for their fourth straight win on Wednesday, November 14 (Thursday, November 15, Manila time) at the Staples Center.

James – who finished just an assist-shy of a triple-double after also tallying 10 rebounds and 9 dimes – amassed 31,420 points to surpass Lakers legend Wilt Chamberlain (31.419) in the league’s all-time scoring leaders.

Playing his most impressive game yet as a Laker, James unloaded 28 points in the second half and got past Chamberlain on a three-point play with 3:55 minutes left in the game. 

JaVale McGee also delivered 20 points and Brandon Ingram scored 17 in the Lakers’ sixth win in 7 games to improve to an 8-6 record.

 

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>LBJ AND-1 to give him 44 PTS! <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/LakeShow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#LakeShow</a> <a href=”https://t.co/u6tYTIE7f1″>pic.twitter.com/u6tYTIE7f1</a></p>&mdash; NBA (@NBA) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1062948601297620998?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 15, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Damian Lillard paced the Blazers with 31 points and 11 assists and CJ McCollum also had 23 points. 

The Blazers fired 9 three-pointers in the first half and led by 13 in the 2nd quarter before James fueled a 27-10 outburst to tow the Lakers to a 59-55 halftime advantage.

Portland slipped to a 10-4 record. 

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>The BLOCK… the FINISH! <br><br>LeBron is doing it all at Staples Center!<br><br>27 PTS, 9 AST, 9 REB for King James!<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/LakeShow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#LakeShow</a> on <a href=”https://twitter.com/ESPNNBA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@ESPNNBA</a> <a href=”https://t.co/h7SZZGhVDK”>pic.twitter.com/h7SZZGhVDK</a></p>&mdash; NBA (@NBA) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1062936575947034624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 15, 2018</a></blockquote>
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