LOS ANGELES — LeBron James made historical past on Friday however might do little to cease the LA Lakers’ nightmare begin to the season from persevering with.
James amassed 28 factors — seven rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals — for his 1,one hundred and thirty fifth profession 20-point sport, passing Karl Malone on the all-time checklist for probably the most 20-point video games within the common season.
A mark of his greatness is that the four-time MVP has by no means averaged fewer than 20 factors in a season since being drafted in 2003.
The Lakers stay winless, nonetheless, matching their worst begin to a season in 65 years after falling to 0-5 following Friday’s 111-102 loss to the Minneapolis Timberwolves.
Rudy Gobert completed with 22 factors and 21 rebounds, whereas Anthony Edwards scored 29 factors — 16 of which got here within the third quarter — and Karl-Anthony Cities 21.
Russell Westbrook got here off the bench for the Lakers to attain 18 factors, eight rebounds and three assists.
“I feel our offense is harming us proper now,” James stated, per ESPN. “Defensively, as soon as once more, we had an ideal sport plan. We went out and competed, gave ourself an opportunity. Couple possessions right here, couple possessions there did not go our approach, however simply preserve hammering on.”
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