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LeBron James records 10th triple-double of the season as Los Angeles Lakers beat the Brooklyn Nets

Mavericks drop 22 three-pointers in win over Trail Blazers; Weary Wizards overcome schedule challenges to win in Cleveland

Stuart Hodge

Saturday 25 January 2020 09:56, UK

LeBron James attacks the basket against Brooklyn
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LeBron James recorded his 10th triple-double of the season as the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away and beat the Brooklyn Nets 128-113 on Thursday night.

Thursday night's NBA scores

  • Los Angeles Lakers 128-113 Brooklyn Nets
  • Dallas Mavericks 133-125 Portland Trail Blazers
  • Washington Wizards 124-112 Cleveland Cavaliers
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Los Angeles Lakers 128-113 Brooklyn Nets

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Highlights of the Los Angeles Lakers' trip to the Brooklyn Nets in Week 14 of the NBA

LeBron James had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in his 10th triple-double of the season as the Los Angeles Lakers made a season-high 19 three-pointers to pull away and beat the Brooklyn Nets 128-113 on Thursday night.

James closed within 17 points of Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA's career scoring list with a flurry in the fourth quarter. He can pass Bryant on Saturday at Philadelphia, where the five-time champion with the Lakers was born.

James has 33,626 points. Bryant finished with 33,643.

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A back-and-forth game for nearly three quarters turned into a rout after the Lakers broke the Nets' spirits with four straight three-pointers spanning the third and fourth quarters, extending a one-point lead to 107-94, and Los Angeles coasted from there.

Anthony Davis had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Dwight Howard finished with 14 points and 12 boards in his first start of the season.

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Kyrie Irving scored 20 points after missing a game with right hamstring tightness, but the Nets lost their fifth straight. Brooklyn has won just two of its last 14 games.

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Dallas Mavericks 133-125 Portland Trail Blazers

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Highlights of the Dallas Mavericks' trip to the Portland Trail Blazers in Week 14 of the NBA

Luka Doncic scored 27 points to go with nine assists and six rebounds, as the Dallas Mavericks made 22 three-pointers in a 133-125 road win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Doncic scored 20 of his points in the first half, and had plenty of help in the win. The Mavericks had six players make at least three 3-pointers, and it was the sixth time this season the Mavericks made 20 3s, with Seth Curry and Jalen Brunson leading the way with four each.

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The 43 combined three-pointers made by Dallas and Portland tied an NBA record.

One game after scoring a career-high 61 points, Damian Lillard finished with 47 points for Portland in the loss. He became the first player in franchise history to score 100 points over two games.

Trevor Ariza, recently acquired in a trade from Sacramento, scored a season-high 21 in his Portland debut.

Washington Wizards 124-112 Cleveland Cavaliers

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Highlights of the Washington Wizards' trip to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Week 14 of the NBA

Bradley Beal scored 35 points as the Washington Wizards, overcoming an overtime loss and early-morning arrival in town, defeated the Cavaliers in Cleveland, 124-112.

The Wizards started slowly after not getting in until around 4am following an overtime defeat in Miami on Wednesday, but took over late in the first quarter and pulled away.

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Cleveland has lost six in a row and 11 of 13. The Cavaliers were coming off a 20-point home loss to New York and struggled against the Wizards, who are also at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.

Beal was 15 of 22 from the field and had eight assists in 29 minutes.

Davis Bertans and Ish Smith each scored 17 points while Isaiah Thomas had 13 for the Wizards.

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Collin Sexton scored 29 points for Cleveland. Larry Nance Jr. had 22 and Kevin Love added 21.

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