LeBron James Dominates as Los Angeles Lakers Defeat Brooklyn Nets

LeBron James has joined the ranks of Michael Jordan as one of only two players to score 40 points in more than one NBA game after the age of 39. James achieved this feat twice, while Jordan accomplished it three times. James scored 40 points to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Brooklyn Nets 116-104. The Lakers are currently ninth in the Western Conference and are on track for a playoff berth, while the Nets are 11th in the Eastern Conference.

In another game, Oklahoma City Thunder earned a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2020 by defeating the New York Knicks 113-112. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored the winning point with only 2.6 seconds remaining. The Denver Nuggets also secured their spot in the playoffs by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 130-101. Nikola Jokic, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, led the Nuggets with 26 points, 18 rebounds, and 16 assists, registering his 23rd triple-double of the season.

The Dallas Mavericks won their seventh consecutive game as Luka Doncic scored 47 points and matched his career-high of nine three-pointers in a 125-107 victory over the Houston Rockets. Doncic also added 12 rebounds and seven assists. The Rockets’ 11-game winning streak came to an end.

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During the Lakers’ game against the Nets, D’Angelo Russell scored 18 points, which helped him surpass 10,000 career points. LeBron James matched his career high of nine three-pointers at Barclays Center in New York. James said that he loves the game and tries to put everything into it, and with that, it gives back to him. He also stated that he continually tries to put his game where he has no weaknesses, especially offensively.

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