James amassed 28 points — seven rebounds, five assists and four steals — for his 1,135. 20-point game of his career and passed Karl Malone on the all-time list for most 20-point games in the regular season.
A sign of his greatness is that the four-time MVP has never scored less than 20 points in a season since his draft in 2003.
However, the Lakers remain winless and are making their worst start to the season in 65 years after falling to 5-0 after Friday’s 111-102 loss to the Minneapolis Timberwolves.
Rudy Gobert finished the game with 22 points and 21 rebounds, while Anthony Edwards had 29 points — 16 of them in the third quarter — and Karl-Anthony Towns had 21.
Russell Westbrook came off the bench for the Lakers and had 18 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
“I think our offense is hurting us right now,” James said, per ESPN. “Defensively we had a great game plan once again. We went out and fought, gave ourselves a chance. A few possessions here, a few possessions there didn’t go our way but just keep pounding.”
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