LeBron James came one step closer to breaking the NBA’s all-time record by scoring his first triple-double of the season in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 129-123 win over the New York Knicks.
The 38-year-old is just 89 points off the record of 38,387 points held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
James had 28 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the Lakers’ overtime win.
He’s now fourth on the NBA’s assists list with 10,338, still a long way behind all-time leader John Stockton’s 15,806.
The victory ended the Lakers’ two-game losing streak, while the Knicks – led by Jalen Brunson with a game-high 37 points – have lost six of their last eight games.
While James got his first, Nikola Jokic had his NBA-leading 16th triple-double of the season as the Denver nuggets beat the New Orleans Pelicans 122-113.
Jokic recorded 26 points, 18 rebounds and 15 assists while Jamal Murray added 32 points to deliver the Pelicans to their ninth straight loss.
The Milwaukee dollars won five in a row with a 124-115 win over the Charlotte Hornets, with Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo scoring 34 points, while there were also wins for the Los Angeles Clippers and the miami heat.