A four-time NBA MVP and 18-time All-Star, James had 10 rebounds and 9 assists. He scored 16 factors within the second quarter, 13 factors within the third quarter, and 16 factors within the fourth quarter. James began the sport in his ninth place averaging 27.8 factors.
The Hawks (17-19) blew away a 15-point lead, however with 10:50 remaining, Aaron Holliday’s 3-pointer restored the result in 101-100. James hit his 3 from the fitting facet to make him 103-101 and Los Angeles could not lose once more. The Lakers (15-21) took a straight 3 from James and he led 108-105 earlier than the Hawks known as a timeout.
The Lakers have misplaced 9 of their final 13 video games, however lead 120-113 on James’ three-point play with 2:18 remaining. Many within the crowd rose to their ft when John Collins scored his sixth foul and went down on the baseline hitting his layup. He hit his throw within the free, got here again on the subsequent possession and reversed his layup on the baseline to get the gang again on their ft once more.
Los Angeles have been by no means threatened once more, main 126-119 on a Thomas Bryant layup with 55 seconds remaining. James went 130-121 with two free throws and the gang chanted “MVP! MVP!”
James’ earlier season excessive was 39 factors on November 26 in San Antonio.
After the televised interview, James left the court docket to signal the rapper’s 2 Chainz jersey earlier than leaving for one more standing ovation.
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