LeBron James turned the second participant in NBA historical past to attain 38,000 profession factors, however Joel Embiid had 35 factors and 11 rebounds whereas the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Los Angeles Lakers 113-112 Sunday night time for his or her seventh win in 9 video games.
Russell Westbrook did not get off a clear shot or a move within the closing second below protection from Embiid, permitting the 76ers to carry on for his or her fourth straight street win. James Harden added 24 factors and 13 assists for Philadelphia, which swept the season sequence and beat Los Angeles for the sixth straight time.
James put up 35 factors, 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Lakers, who’ve misplaced three straight after a five-game successful streak.
James surpassed 38,000 factors with a jumper that was a part of his 8-for-9 begin with 16 factors within the first quarter. The Lakers crowd gave him an ovation when the milestone was introduced within the subsequent timeout break, and Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers laughingly hugged James in celebration.
James and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are the one members of the NBA’s 38,000-point membership, and James will move Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 factors) atop the profession scoring listing subsequent month if he stays on his present tempo.
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Neither group led by greater than eight factors in a well-played sport. Georges Niang hit a 3-pointer on an help from Embiid with 1:28 left to place Philadelphia up 111-109.
A prolonged video assessment then overruled a name and resulted in a turnover for James earlier than Embiid drained a 14-foot jumper with 45.5 seconds left. Troy Brown Jr. hit a nook 3-pointer to trim Philly’s result in one level, and Embiid missed a jumper with Westbrook in his face.
Westbrook drove to the ring with an opportunity to win it, however couldn’t get off a shot or a move, with an obvious crosscourt move try deflecting off Niang’s fingers earlier than time ran out.
Westbrook had 20 factors, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, extending his NBA file along with his 198th profession triple-double. Westbrook has 4 triple-doubles off the bench this season, placing him previous Detlef Schrempf for the profession file for triple-doubles as a reserve.
Tyrese Maxey scored 16 factors and Tobias Harris had 15 in Philly’s fourth straight street win over the Lakers since March 2020.
Reporting by the Associated Press.
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