An NBA legend breaks a 39-year all-time scoring record in the same way his career began, a fadeaway that’ll be remembered forever. Brooklyn Nets rookie makes history of his own, surpassing Allen Iverson‘s record.
The King Makes History
With LeBron James needing 36 points to surpass the once unbreakable all-time points record held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James broke the record at the end of the third quarter. James adds all-time scoring leader to his resume to go along with 19-time All-Star, 18-time All-NBA, six-time All-Defense, four-time NBA Champion and four-time MVP. The new all-time scoring leader finished the game with 38 points, 13-20 from the field, 4-6 from three, seven rebounds and three assists. After the game stoppage when James broke the record, the Los Angeles Lakers as a team couldn’t keep pace with the Oklahoma City Thunder stealing a 133-130 victory.
Cam Does It Again
The former Nets bench player has blossomed into a star, becoming the youngest player in NBA history with three straight 40-point games. Cam Thomas scored 43 points, shooting 11-23 from the field and 3-9 from three. Thomas has more 40-point games this season than the former Net guard Kyrie Irving. His 43 points wouldn’t be enough as the Nets lost at home to the Phoenix Suns 116-112. Suns center Deandre Ayton played spoiler scoring 35 points and 15 rebounds, along with guard Devin Booker returning after a month-long absence.
First Quarter Nuggets
To begin the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Denver Nuggets scored 49 points in the first quarter. Along with having the team’s highest-scoring quarter of the season, Nuggets forward Michael Porter scored 19 points compared to the team’s 19 points the Timberwolves had. The second quarter was the same for Denver as center Nikola Jokic recorded a triple-double to end the first half. Denver cruises to a 146-112 victory as Jokic had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 16 assists in three quarters.
Other Notable Statlines
- Memphis Grizzlies and Ja Morant take care of Chicago Bulls with 34/6/7
- New Orleans Pelicans get back in the groove with Brandon Ingram scoring 30 points
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