‘King’ LeBron James (39, LA Lakers) left only 63 points to break the NBA’s all-time record.
James played about 33 minutes in the 2022-23 NBA regular season away game against the Indiana Pacers held at Bankers Life in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA on the 3rd (hereinafter Korean time), recording 26 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, and the team’s 112- 111 victory.
James, who is ranked second in the NBA’s all-time scoring list, added 26 points, narrowing the lead by 62 points to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points) with a career total of 38,325 points.
James is averaging 30.1 points per game this season, including two over 40 points in his last five games, so he’s likely to hit a new record soon. The Lakers will face the New Orleans Hornets on the 5th, the Oklahoma City Thunder on the 8th, and the Milwaukee Bucks on the 10th, and James is expected to set a new milestone in the match against Oklahoma City or Milwaukee.
James contributed to the come-from-behind victory by scoring 9 points in the 4th quarter alone. The Lakers, who were being dragged by Indiana, turned the tide of the game with James’ 3-point shot 2 minutes and 35 seconds before the game ended. Afterwards, James succeeded in all two free throws with about a minute left, giving him a 110-109 lead.
The Lakers allowed Andrew Nembad to turn the game around in the last minute, but Anthony Davis scored an 11-foot fadeway shot 35.3 seconds ago, resulting in a thrilling come-from-behind victory. Davis, who recorded the winning shot, made a big success with 31 points and 14 rebounds.
The Lakers, who had two consecutive wins, continued their hopes of advancing to the postseason by finishing 12th in the Western Conference with a record of 25 wins and 28 losses. On the other hand, Indiana, which ranked 11th in the Eastern Conference, fell into a quagmire of four consecutive losses and recorded 24 wins and 29 losses. 메이저놀이터