August 15, 2022

LEBRON JAMES SCORES 50, RALLIES LAKERS PAST WIZARDS FOR 112-109 WIN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James continues to put on age-defying performances.

The 37-year old Lakers superstar had 50 points Friday night and became the oldest player to have multiple 50-point games in a season in Los Angeles’ 122-109 victory over the Washington Wizards.

James surpassed Bernard King, who was 34 when he did it in 1990-91 with Washington.

He’s really good at basketball, that LeBron James,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “I think what stands out to me is the league has never seen a player at his stage of his career do what he’s doing. Just an incredible, unbelievable, epic performance.”

It was the 15th 50-point game in James’ 19-year career, including the postseason. He’s also the first Lakers player since Kobe Bryant in April 2007 to score 50 in back-to-back home games. James had a season-high 56 in a win over Golden State last Saturday.

It was also the first time since 2009 with Cleveland that James had multiple 50-point games in the regular season.

We just needed to pick our energy up and get more detailed about how we wanted to attack the Wizards. We did that, especially in the third quarter,” said James, who was 18 of 25 from the field and made six 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

“I was able to hit a hot streak at one point. I just tried to stay in that zone as long as possible and hit a couple.”

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August 15, 2022, 9:48 PM
Cloudy
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26°C
real feel: 30°C
current pressure: 1010 mb
humidity: 92%
wind speed: 1 m/s N
wind gusts: 2 m/s
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wind gusts: 5 m/s
max. UV-Index: 5
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max. UV-Index: 5
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