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LeBron James makes history but Lakers’ nightmarish start to season continues


james lebron make history Friday, but could do little to prevent the LA Lakers’ nightmarish start to the season from continuing.

James had 28 points — seven rebounds, five assists and four steals — for his 1,135th career 20-point game, passing Karl Malone on the all-time list for most regular-season 20-point games.

A mark of his greatness is that the four-time MVP has never averaged less than 20 points in a season since being drafted in 2003.

The Lakers remain winless, however, tying their worst start to the season in 65 years after falling to 0-5 following Friday’s 111-102 loss to the Minneapolis Timberwolves.

Rudy Gobert finished with 22 points and 21 rebounds, while Anthony Edwards scored 29 points – including 16 in the third quarter – and Karl-Anthony Towns 21.

Russell Westbrook came off the Lakers bench to score 18 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

“I think our offense is hurting us right now,” James said, per ESPN. “Defensively, again, we had a great game plan. We went out and competed, gave ourselves a chance. Torque possessions here, torque possessions there haven’t gone our way, but keep hammering.


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