Basketball player LeBron James scored 46 points for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, making a career-high nine 3-pointers.
James’ 101st 40-point game, including playoff games, increased his pursuit of Kareem Abdul-career Jabbar’s scoring record at the same time.
Just 177 points separate him from Abdul-38,387 Jabbar’s points, putting him in a position to perhaps set the record at the conclusion of the Lakers’ upcoming five-game road trip rather than back in Los Angeles.
Brittney Griner, a US basketball star, was freed in a prisoner swap with the “Merchant of Death” in Russia.
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LeBron James had a 40-point game against every team in the NBA after scoring at least 40 points against the Clippers for the first time in his 20-year career, but the Lakers’ night was not to be.
The Los Angeles Clippers won easily 133-115 thanks to 19 3-pointers of their own.
In the Clippers’ third straight victory overall, Paul George scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Kawhi Leonard chipped in 25 points. In the first half, the Clippers made a season-high 15 3-pointers, scored a season-high 77 points, and jumped out to a 23-point lead at the break.