LeBron James helped the Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs 105-94 after returning from a five-game injury layoff.
James, sidelined with a groin strain since Nov. 9, scored 21 points as the Lakers won their first away game of the season.
“I felt pretty good,” said James, who played 33 minutes at the AT&T Center.
“I’ve been nonstop around the clock [getting treatment] over the past two weeks to get back on the floor.”
He added: “My pace, my timing was a bit off on a couple of my passes. But I’ll get a lot better as the games go on.”
James, 37, also had eight rebounds, five assists and three steals.
“He was moving really well,” Lakers coach Darvin Ham said. “Obviously there’s going to be some rust there, but I thought it looked great.”
Anthony Davis scored 25 points for the Lakers as Spurs suffered a seventh straight loss.
The Boston Celtics beat the Sacramento Kings 122-104, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Utah Jazz 129-118 and the Milwaukee Bucks triumphed 117-102 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.