LeBron James made history on Friday however may 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 essentially 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 think our offense is harming us right now,” James mentioned, per ESPN. “Defensively, once again, we had a great game plan. We went out and competed, gave ourself a chance. Couple possessions here, couple possessions there didn’t go our way, but just keep hammering on.”