The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Houston Rockets 140-132 on Monday night to end a three-game losing streak. LeBron James had a season-high 48 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds in his third 40-point effort since turning 38 less than three weeks ago. LeBron James scored 40 points for the 72nd time in the regular season during his 20-year career. Only Michael Jordan has more 40-point games in NBA history after turning 35 – Jordan had 12, and James has eight. Also Read: Joel Embiid stunning 35 points: Led Lakers Fall to 76ers in Another Tight, Disappointing Loss
The Los Angeles Lakers won for the first time since their five-game winning run ended on January 9 thanks to Russell Westbrook’s 24 points and Kendrick Nunn’s 15 points. Los Angeles is 8-8 since Anthony Davis has been out with a stress reaction in his right foot, with six wins in its last nine games.
For the Rockets, whose season-worst losing skid reached 11 games, Alperen Sengun scored 33 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, and dished out six assists. Jalen Green chipped in with 23 points. 16 of Houston’s last 17 games have ended in losses.
For the Rockets, who haven’t won since Dec. 26, Eric Gordon scored 19 points. Also Read: Stephen Curry scores 41 points as the Warriors defeat the Wizards 127-118
Lebron James 48 helped Lakers win over Rockets
In an effort to snap a three-game losing streak, the Lakers took an early 13-point lead and later extended it to 16.
LeBron James contributed to the Lakers’ victory by averaging a season-high 48 points per game as they defeated them 140–132.
With three minutes and fifty seconds left in the third quarter, James had 28 points, and the Lakers had a 95-81 advantage that had been cut to 102-98 with James sitting on the bench.
At this time, LeBron James had four-five-threes and was 11-17 from the field. He had a 16 for 26 field goal percentage, nine assists, and eight rebounds overall. Despite everything, Lakers head coach Darvin Ham didn’t want his squad to mope around. He wanted the Lakers to look ahead, not back at the next task.
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