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LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers continue to roll with a 112-107 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
James earned his fifth triple-double of the season and made history in the process:
He and Anthony Davis combined for 59 points Tuesday at the Staples Center to help the Lakers earn their fifth straight win to move to an NBA-best 12-2 for the season.
Los Angeles appeared set for an easy victory until Oklahoma City used a 9-0 run to cut an 11-point deficit down to two in the final minute. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope then came through in the clutch to secure the victory.
The Thunder (5-9) remain winless in six road games this year despite 31 points from Dennis Schroder off the bench.
- LeBron James, F, Lakers: 25 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists
- Anthony Davis, F, Lakers: 34 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G, Lakers: 13 points, 3-of-4 3PT
- Dennis Schroder, G, Thunder: 31 points, 4 rebounds
- Chris Paul, G, Thunder: 4 points, 10 assists
- Danilo Gallinari, F, Thunder: 25 points, 6 rebounds
LeBron and AD Getting Comfortable Together
Some were concerned with Davis’ health after he missed one game with a shoulder injury and totaled just 31 points in the next two games combined. There weren’t any complaints after this game, as the All-Star went off with 34 points on 13-of-24 from the field.
The most surprising part of his performance was the outside shooting, finishing 3-of-5 from beyond the arc after shooting 25 percent from deep entering Tuesday.
Meanwhile, James wasn’t exactly quiet with some huge dunks throughout the game:
It’s of course not news that these two are elite players, but the important part is how well they played together.
James and Davis looked good on the fast break and were unguardable at times:
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The LeBron-AD fast-break is just as beautiful as you thought it’d be 👑