LeBron moves into fifth on scoring list, 76ers fall in Butler's debut

LeBron moves into fifth on scoring list, 76ers fall in Butler's debut

James has moved from seventh to fifth on the career scoring list during his debut season with Los Angeles, passing Dirk Nowitzki and Chamberlain.

James scored 44 points on 13-of-19 shooting while adding 10 rebounds and nine assists in a 126-117 win over the Trail Blazers.

The Lakers leader has now revealed that he nearly cracked "last week" but got himself together and reminded him that it is a process that will take longer than just a few games. As a team, the Lakers hit 15 of their 32 3-point attempts, matching the 15 they converted against Minnesota.

A floating jumper, a foul and a free throw in the fourth quarter of a tight game. LeBron finished a memorable night with 31,425 points, and fell just short of his 75th triple-double during his most impressive performance since joining the Lakers. James punctuated one of the most assertive stretches of his season with two long 3-pointers in the final 25 seconds, finishing the half with 16 points.

They've won six of their last seven games, with their lone loss coming at home at the hands of the Lakers. His play has been huge in the frontcourt especially late in games with his stable play on the glass and in the paint in key moments. Here are Express Sport's top five things to look out for tonight.

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Five of the top six scorers in National Basketball Association history suited up for the Lakers, and James reached his latest milestone during a dominant performance that had chants of "M-V-P!" raining down from the Staples Center crowd.

The Lakers start a three-game road trip on Saturday against the Orlando Magic.

James scored 28 points and Rondo had 17 off the bench in the win in Portland earlier this month, snapping a 16-game losing streak against the Trail Blazers.

Notes James said his game ball and uniform will be donated to his I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. "A lot of soft defense".

Luke Walton told reporters following the game that reserve guard Rajon Rondo suffered a broken hand and will be out for at least a few weeks. Lonzo Ball will continue to start, while the Lakers have James, Brandon Ingram, Alex Caruso and Svi Mykhailiuk as options at point when he is not on the floor.

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