NBA: LeBron James leads the Los Angeles Lakers to a victory over the Orlando Magic with a 30-point triple-double
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 106-94 thanks to LeBron James’ 30-point triple-double. It was James’ 101st career triple-double as the Lakers won their fifth game in a row.
For the Lakers, James scored 14 points in the third quarter while also grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists. The Lakers won their second game in a row without all-star Anthony Davis, who is sidelined with a knee injury.
After recording 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in the Lakers’ recent loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, James became the sixth player in NBA history to reach the milestone of 100 triple-doubles. In other news, Kevin Durrant shined for the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, scoring a season-high 51 points in a 116-104 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
The 11-time all-star is the only player this season to have 50 points, along with Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.
Durrant, the league’s current leading scorer, matched the Nets’ fifth-highest scoring performance in franchise history. Deron Williams set the record in 2012, scoring 57 points against the Charlotte Hornets. It was also his seventh career 50-point game.
The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the New York Knicks 112-97, with Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his first triple-double of the season and Khris Middleton scoring 24 points.
Antetokounmpo led the way with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists, as seven players scored in double digits.
The Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 116-111 to snap a five-game losing run. Anthony Edwards, with 24 points, led the Timberwolves.
The San Antonio Spurs defeated the New Orleans Pelicans with Derek White scoring 24 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists, while the Dallas Mavericks won on the road with a 103-84 triumph against the Oklahoma City Thunder.