NBA: LeBron James leads Los Angeles Lakers to dominant win against Brooklyn Nets-ZoomTech News

LeBron James secured a spot alongside fellow nice Michael Jordan within the NBA document books as his 40-point haul helped the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Brooklyn Nets 116-104.

James is barely the second participant, after Jordan, to attain 40 factors in multiple NBA recreation after the age of 39.

Jordan, who performed till he was 40, achieved that feat 3 times with James, 39, having now carried out it twice.

“Any time I am linked with the greats, it is fairly cool,” James stated.

D’Angelo Russell scored 18 to maneuver past 10,000 profession factors, whereas James additionally matched a profession excessive by registering 9 three-pointers at Barclays Middle, New York.

“I really like this recreation. I attempt to put every little thing into the sport and with it, it offers again to me,” James stated.

“I simply attempt to frequently put my recreation the place I’ve no weaknesses out on the ground, particularly offensively. Tonight I had it going from the three-point line.”

The Lakers are ninth within the Western Convention and on observe for a play-off berth with the Nets sitting eleventh within the Japanese.

Elsewhere, the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder clinched a play-off spot for the primary time since 2020 with a 113-112 win in opposition to the New York Knicks.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tipped the sport in Thunder’s favour when he scored the profitable level with simply 2.6 seconds remaining.

The Denver Nuggets additionally ensured they are going to be concerned within the season-ending play-offs after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 130-101.

Nikola Jokic, a two-time NBA Most Invaluable Participant, starred for the Nuggets, registering his twenty third triple-double of the season with 26 factors, 18 rebounds and 16 assists.

“It speaks to why he will be a three-time MVP,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone stated.

“[It was] him displaying up and saying, ‘I will do what MVPs do. I will lead us to a win.'”

The Dallas Mavericks made it seven wins on the bounce as Luka Doncic scored 47 factors and matched his career-high of 9 three-pointers in a 125-107 victory on the Houston Rockets.

Doncic additionally added 12 rebounds and 7 assists to deliver an finish to the Rockets’ 11-game profitable streak.

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