Anthony Davis had 28 factors and eight rebounds because the host Los Angeles Lakers coasted to a 138-115 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.
Davis transformed 10 of 16 photographs and three of 5 3-point makes an attempt. LeBron James had 22 factors, 10 assists and 7 rebounds whereas Montrezl Harrell contributed 22 factors and 7 rebounds for the Lakers.
James handed Oscar Robertson (377 factors) for second place in whole factors scored on Christmas Day. James has 383 factors in 15 video games, trailing solely late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who compiled 395 factors in 16 Christmas Day video games. James additionally tied former teammate Dwyane Wade for profession Christmas wins at 10.
Dennis Schroder scored 18 factors on 7-of-11 capturing and contributed six assists, and Kyle Kuzma had 13 factors and 6 rebounds for Los Angeles.
Luka Doncic had 27 factors and 7 assists for Dallas. Six Mavericks scored in double figures, together with Josh Richardson (17 factors), Trey Burke (17), Dwight Powell (11), Dorian Finney-Smith (10) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (10).
The Lakers seized command within the third quarter. They went up 80-63 on a James 3-pointer lower than three minutes into the quarter. Los Angeles owned a 99-85 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Dallas sliced the hole to 106-97 after a 3-pointer by Richardson with 7:59 remaining however received no nearer as Los Angeles pulled away.
A 3-pointer by Davis gave the Lakers a 54-41 benefit, their largest lead within the first half, with 5:25 left within the second quarter. However the Mavericks rallied, utilizing a 9-1 surge to chop the deficit to 55-50 nearly two minutes later.
The Lakers pushed the margin to 69-57 on a 3-pointer by Kuzma to finish the primary half.
Los Angeles outshot Dallas 56 p.c to 49.4 p.c for the sport and outrebounded the Mavericks 53-27. The Lakers prevailed regardless of committing 16 turnovers to solely 9 for the Mavericks.
–Area Degree Media
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