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LeBron James posts triple-double as Los Angeles Lakers earn first home win of season

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LeBron James posted a triple-double as the Los Angeles Lakers ended the Denver Nuggets' unbeaten run

LeBron James stuffed the stat sheet as his triple-double powered the Los Angeles Lakers to their first home win of the season.

James scored 28 points and added 11 rebounds, 11 assists and three steals as the Lakers thrilled their home crowd at Staples Center with a 121-114 victory over the previously-undefeated Denver Nuggets.

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James fulfilled the twin roles of scorer and distributor with trademark efficiency - his points came on 58.8 per cent shooting and he turned the ball over just twice.

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LeBron James was happy to grab his first triple-double and home win for the Los Angeles Lakers

One-handed cross-court passes, low-post strength and fadeaway jumpers all featured as James showcased his full repertoire of skills before bringing the home crowd to their feet after collecting Lance Stephenson's fizzing pass and hammering home a dunk to finish the fast break.

Click the video above to watch the highlights of LeBron's stellar performance

Thursday night's scores

  • Boston Celtics 101-95 Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Portland Trail Blazers 128-114 Orlando Magic
  • Cleveland Cavaliers 103-110 Detroit Pistons
  • Denver Nuggets 114-121 Los Angeles Lakers

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