On his 38th birthday, LeBron James, with 47 points and 10 rebounds, carried the Los Angeles Lakers, winners at the Atlanta Hawks (121-130).
He celebrated his birthday as it should. As of this Friday, LeBron James is officially 38 years old. The NBA star celebrated them on a floor, as part of the regular season, and more precisely on that of the Atlanta Hawks. As a result, his Los Angeles Lakers franchise won 121-130. LeBron James, meanwhile, finished top scorer for his team but also top scorer of this meeting with a double-double in the key and personal statistics of 47 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists in 40 minutes. A victory that officially closes this year 2022. However, from the start of this meeting, it was indeed the locals who took matters into their own hands, at the level of the scoreboard. The Hawks, carried in particular by Trae Young (29 points, 3 rebounds, 8 assists), even counted up to 15 points in advance. And it was only during the last two quarters that the visitors ended up going back in front, definitively.
The Pelicans continue
And five! On the night of Friday to Saturday, as part of the NBA regular season, the New Orleans Pelicans chained a fifth consecutive victory, this time against the Philadelphia 76ers (127-116), who chained a second consecutive defeat. All worn in particular by CJ McCollum, who finished top scorer for his team but also top scorer of this meeting with personal statistics of 42 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Above all, he does better than Joel Embiid (37 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists) but also Zion Williamson (36 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists). The point guard was particularly comfortable at three points. From the start, the visitors took the lead, but did not hold out beyond the first quarter. In the Western Conference standings, the fight continues at the top, between the Pelicans and the Denver Nuggets.