NBA: LeBron scores 37, hits successful free throw as Lakers high Rockets

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LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates a basket throughout the second quarter in opposition to the Houston Rockets at Enviornment on November 19, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Photographs/AFP

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James scored a season-high 37 factors, together with the go-ahead free throw with 1.9 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Houston Rockets 105-104 Sunday night time.

It was James’ fifth 30-point sport this season and his fourth in his final seven as the Lakers have received 5 of their final six.

Alperen Sengun’s layup tied it with 4 seconds remaining when the Lakers known as timeout. Austin Reaves handed it into James, who was fouled by Tari Eason as he drove inside. James missed the primary free throw, however made the second.

Houston, which didn’t have a timeout left, obtained the ball to midcourt, however Dillon Brooks’ 3-point try was offline. The Rockets dropped their second straight after successful six in a row.

Earlier within the sport, James grew to become the fourth participant in NBA historical past with at the least 10,500 assists. He additionally tied Vince Carter for seventh on the 3-pointers checklist with 2,290, and moved previous Clyde Drexler for eighth on the steals checklist at 2,208.

Anthony Davis added 27 factors and 10 rebounds, however fouled out with 58 seconds remaining. Austin Raves got here off the bench and had 17 factors.

Brooks led the Rockets with 24 factors, together with a season-high six 3-pointers, and Sengun had 23.


Rockets: At Golden State on Monday night time.

Lakers: Host Utah on Tuesday within the In-Season Event.

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