LeBron James Chasing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's NBA Points Record But the Los Angeles Lakers superstar may need to take a break from this hunt. The 38-year-old's ankle is causing problems. Investigations should clarify how serious the injury is.
Without the ailing superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers could not get the weak national team captain Dennis Schröder in the NBA. The record champions lost 104-121 at the Brookyln Nets and suffered a setback in the race for the playoffs. After being 19 points behind, the Lakers took the lead in the third quarter, but then broke apart completely and ultimately had no chance. Schröder only hit two of 15 throws from the field in New York, the point guard had ten points and five assists. The Lakers' best pitcher was Thomas Bryant (18), while Kyrie Irving scored 26 points for the Nets.
James, who is just 117 points short of the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time points record, sat out the game with "significant pain" in his ankle, according to coach Darvin Ham. Another investigation is scheduled to take place this Tuesday. When Davis, who was repeatedly injured, the break after his return from a foot injury was planned longer.
Meanwhile, Orlando Magic, with the brothers Franz and Moritz Wagner, celebrated a surprising 119:109 win at the Philadelphia 76ers despite false starts. The guests were down 21 points in the first quarter, but fought back and ended their negative streak after three previous defeats. The Sixers, on the other hand, went off the floor as losers for the first time after seven wins. Joel Embiid was the best scorer of the game with 30 points, but was unable to prevent the young team from Florida from going under. Moritz Wagner scored a strong 22 points, Franz also contributed a very good 19. Orlando's top scorer was rookie Paolo Banchero (29). With 20 wins and 31 losses, the team from Florida in the east is still well behind the play-off ranks.