LeBron James edges nearer to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA all-time scoring file

Basketball star LeBron James hit a career-high 9 3-pointers whereas scoring 46 factors for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday evening.

In doing so James additionally ramped up his chase of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s profession scoring file together with his one hundred and first 40-point recreation, together with the postseason.

He trails Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 factors by simply 177 factors, placing him ready to probably break the file on the finish of the Lakers’ upcoming five-game highway swing as an alternative of again dwelling in Los Angeles.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Though LeBron James scored no less than 40 factors in opposition to the Clippers for the primary time in his 20-year profession, giving him a 40-point recreation in opposition to all 30 groups within the NBA, it wasn’t to be the Lakers’ evening.

The Los Angeles Clippers hit 19 3-pointers of their very own on the best way to a cushty 133-115 victory.

Paul George had 27 factors and 9 rebounds, and Kawhi Leonard added 25 factors within the Clippers’ third straight win general. The Clippers hit a season-high 15 3-pointers within the first half whereas scoring a season-high 77 factors and leaping to a 23-point halftime lead.

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