LeBron James scores a triple-double while Los Angeles Lakers defeated Denver Nuggets in the extension
LeBron James this season recorded a leading 12th triple-double when LA Lakers defeated Denver Nuggets in the extension while defending champions lose Toronto Raptors to Brooklyn Nets
- Los Angeles Lakers defeated Denver Nuggets 120-116 on Wednesday night
- LeBron James had 32 points, 14 assists, and 12 rebounds in the Lakers victory
- The 15-game winning streak of Toronto Raptors ended with a loss of 101-91 in Brooklyn
Eleven games took place around the NBA on Wednesday while basketball is getting ready for the All-Star break.
The striking line-up saw bitter rivals that the Los Angeles Lakers compete against fellow Western Conference high-flyers traveling to the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.
Below is an overview of Wednesday’s action with 22 of the 30 teams in the NBA.
Denver Nuggets 116-120 Los Angeles Lakers (OT)
LeBron James placed a triple-double and Anthony Davis scored seven of his 33 Loints in the extension to push the Los Angeles Lakers past the Denver Nuggets 120-116 on Wednesday-evening.
James had 32 points, 14 assists, and 12 rebounds for his 12th triple-double of the season when the Lakers entered the All-Star-break with a four-game lead in Denver’s second place in the Western Conference.
The Lakers improved their NBA best road record to 23-5.
LeBron James (right) placed a 12th triple-double of the season when the LA Lakers won in Denver
Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with 33 points, but All-Star Nikola Jokic was in error and made some crucial blunders in the extra period, including a turnover on a bad pass with 19 seconds left after passing an open 3-pointer with Denver down 119-116.
Jokic has 22 points and 11 rebounds for Denver, who saw his winning series of four games break.
James missed a faded 15-foot at the buzzer, making the game overtime.
Gary Harris tied it at 111 as he drove past his husband and hit the bucket with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in his face. The Lakers called for a time-out with 23.9 seconds left and James held the ball until the last few seconds as he drove and made his wrong shot.
Brooklyn Nets 101-91 Toronto Raptors
The Toronto Raptors had stopped its franchise-record winning series at 15 games with a loss of 101-91 for the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.
The defending NBA champions hoped to continue to roll right into the All-Star break, but could not find the shape that helped them average 121.2 points and shot 50 percent over the previous 15 games.
This time, the Raptors hit only 37.8 percent, with Kyle Lowry’s triple-double on a night when the All-Star point guard was only 4 for 13.
Caris LeVert scored 20 points for the Nets, who closed a six-game losing streak against the Raptors. That included a loss on Saturday in Toronto, where LeVert scored a career-best 37 points.