‘King’ LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) scored 38,000 points in the regular season for the second time in history, but his team was defeated by the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Los Angeles (LA) Lakers suffered a 112-113, 1-point loss to Philadelphia in the 2022-2023 season NBA regular league home game held at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 16th (Korean time).
James scored 35 points, making 15 of 23 field goals, but couldn’t prevent the loss.
James struggled with 35 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds.
Above all, he became the second player in history to record a record of over 38,000 points in the regular league, but the defeat faded.
James set this record by hitting a mid-range shot after receiving a pass from Russell Westbrook 5 minutes and 41 seconds before the end of the first quarter.
With the goal that day, James’ career points in the regular league were 38,024 points.
Legendary center Karim Abdul-Jabbar, who dominated the 1970s and 1980s, took first place in this category and scored 38,387 points.
With 363 points left to lead, James is expected to break Abdul-Jabbar’s record this season.
Calculating based on James’ points-per-game average this season (29.2 points), he has 13 games left.
Westbrook, who helped James, also played a big role with 20 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, but the team couldn’t get past the last hurdle. 온라인카지노
After trailing 85-86 in the 4th quarter, the Lakers reversed the score to 92-91 with James’ dunk shot in the 3rd minute.
4 minutes before the end of the game, James Harden scored 3 points and fell behind by 3 points again, but James and Westbrook combined for 6 points in a row to reverse the situation.
However, two minutes before the end, Tyrese Maxie, Georges Niang, and Joel Embiid allowed 7 points in a row, leading to a 109-113 defeat.
Then Troy Brown Jr., who received James’ pass, made a 3-point shot from the corner 37 seconds before the end and seemed to revive the flames of victory.
At the Lakers, who seized the opportunity when Embiid missed a mid-range shot, Westbrook, not James, launched the last attack.
Westbrook, who attempted a one-on-one attack against Embiid from the perimeter, broke through and attempted a layup from under the goal, but was blocked by Embiid and Niang’s cooperative defense and failed to score.
Embiid took the lead in Philadelphia’s sweaty victory by posting a total of 35 points and 11 rebounds that day. Harden, who recorded 24 points and 13 assists, also supported from the outside.
Philadelphia (27-16), which has been on the rise with 7 wins and 3 losses in the last 10 games, is in 4th place in the Eastern Conference.
On the other hand, the Lakers (19-24), who suffered three consecutive losses, fell to 13th in the West.