LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 28 factors and LeBron James had 22 whereas changing into the second-leading Christmas scorer in NBA historical past in the course of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 138-115 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night time.
Montrezl Harrell scored 17 of his 22 factors within the second half, and Dennis Schröder had 18 factors and 6 assists in a second sturdy recreation for each new additions to the NBA champions. Los Angeles outrebounded Dallas 53-27 and closed out its first win of the season with a dominant fourth quarter.
Luka Doncic had 27 factors and 7 assists in his first starring position within the NBA’s showcase Christmas night recreation for Dallas. Josh Richardson and Trey Burke had 17 factors apiece because the Mavs began 0-2 with a late fade at Staples Middle.
James moved into second place behind Kobe Bryant for probably the most factors scored on Christmas, passing Oscar Robertson within the third quarter. James has 383 factors in 15 video games on Christmas, whereas Bryant had 395 in 16 vacation appearances.
The Lakers had been aggressive and correct from the opening tip, taking a 69-57 halftime lead whereas hitting 61.4% of their pictures.
Doncic went 3 for 10 within the first half however mixed with Burke for 22 factors within the third quarter to maintain it shut.
Mavericks: This was Dallas’ solely scheduled assembly with the Lakers this season. … The Mavs acquired fewer offensive rebounds (3) than Harrell (5).
Lakers: Davis was by chance elbowed within the face by Burke within the first quarter. He had a break up lip, however stayed in. … Wesley Matthews, Marc Gasol and Alfonzo McKinnie all scored their first factors for the Lakers after going scoreless within the opener. … They wore powder-blue warmups over their silver-on-white Christmas uniforms with blue accents.
Mavericks: Go to Clippers on Sunday.
Lakers: Host Timberwolves on Sunday.
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