The Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 25-point halftime deficit to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 121-112. LeBron James scored 37 points.
After trailing 71-46 at halftime, the Lakers outscored the Trail Blazers 75-41 to equal the franchise’s second-largest second-half comeback.
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“You can either go out, lay down and get ready for the next game or you can see what happens in the third quarter, make a game of it,” James said.
“We’re not a lay-down team.”
James, 38, is now only 233 points away from breaking NBA legend Kareem Abdul-all-time Jabbar’s scoring record of 38,387.
Anfernee Simons led the Trail Blazers with 31 points as they fell for the third time in a row and have now lost 12 of their last 16 games.
Another dramatic comeback occurred in San Francisco, as Kyrie Irving scored 38 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 120-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
Stephen Curry’s two free throws gave the Warriors a 116-115 lead with one minute and 12 seconds remaining.
Irving’s ninth assist of the night, however, set up Royce O’Neale for a three-pointer before scoring a pair of free throws himself to seal the victory.
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“Kyrie had been getting to the basket, hitting tough shots and at that moment, he drove, two people double-teamed and he found me open,” said O’Neale. “I just needed to have the confidence to knock it down.”
Irving added: “Royce being wide open, I felt like that was the best shot for our team so I gave up the ball, trusted him to make it and luckily it went in.”