It’s only a matter of days before LeBron James is about to break the NBA scoring record. But even he couldn’t prevent the next loss of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Basketball superstar LeBron James is getting closer and closer to the NBA North American league record for points. The 38-year-old scored 27 points for the Los Angeles Lakers against the New Orleans Pelicans, but James couldn’t prevent a 126:131 loss. The Lakers with the German national player Dennis Schröder had recently won twice in the race for a playoff spot.
James was on the field for almost the entire season. He is just 36 points shy of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s points record. “I’m tired, as usual, but ready for Tuesday,” James said after the game. Then the Lakers host the Oklahoma City Thunder. Schröder only scored seven points, but it was the Lakers’ best assist with ten assists.
Dallas loses without Doncic
The best man of the night, however, came from the Pelicans: Brandon Ingram scored 35 points after nearly two months of injury. It was New Orleans’ first win after ten losses, and the Pelicans are also fighting for the playoffs.
Like Los Angeles, the New York Knicks left the field underdogs after their last two wins. German professional Isaiah Hartenstein’s team lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 128:134 after overtime. Hartenstein has five points and, along with Julius Randle, is the only Knicks player to have played in all 54 games this season.
Without their injured Slovenian star Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks were defeated 113-119 by the Golden State Warriors. Warriors superstar Stephen Curry was his team’s top shooter with 21 points, but was injured off the field after a collision in the third quarter. But even without Curry, Golden State had the game under control at all times. The champions tied Dallas for sixth place in the Western Conference with the win.