Lebron James closes in on the all-time NBA points record with season high 48 points
A season-high 48 points from Lebron James helped Los Angeles Lakers to get past Houston Rockets as he further closes in on the all-time NBA points record.
James, who was his team’s tops corer in the 140-132 win has now passed 35 points in five of his past seven games.
He has 38,072 career points, 315 behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time record.
Boston celtics’ Jayson Tatum scored 51 points, including a pair of three-pointers in the final 64 seconds, as they won 130-118 at Charlotte Hornets.
Tatum now holds the franchise record for regular-season games with 50 or more points, with five.
Boston have won seven matches in a row and extended their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference.
Elsewhere, Stephen Curry finished with a game-high 41 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wizards 127-118.
Memphis Grizzlies extended their winning run to 10 games with a dominant 136-106 win at Phoenix Suns, and are second in the Western Conference behind Denver Nuggets.