LeBron James sets triple-double record as LA Lakers win fifth straight game


Brandon Ingram, the Pelicans’ leading scorer, returned from a four-game absence with a sore knee to add 21 points. JJ Redick had 18, Nicolo Melli scored 14 and E’Twaun Moore 11 as New Orleans (5-9) won for just the fifth time this season, but the third time in four games.

LeBron James and the Lakers won for the 12th time in 14 games to retain the NBA’s best record.Credit:Getty Images

Anthony, a 35-year-old 10-time All-Star who hadn’t played in more than a year, started in his first game since signing with the Blazers. He had 10 points (on 4-of-14 shooting) and four rebounds in 24 minutes.

CJ McCollum scored 22, and Hassan Whiteside had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the 5-10 Blazers. Portland, which fell to 1-2 to start a six-game, 10-day road trip, played without leading scorer Damian Lillard, who had back spasms.

Golden State held host Memphis to four points in the first 8:47 of the second period to turn a deficit into a comfortable advantage as the Warriors beat the Grizzlies 114-95, ending their longest losing streak since 2012.

Alec Burks scored a game-high 29 points, including four in the 26-4 second-quarter flurry that helped Golden State (3-12) snap a seven-game skid.

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Rookie Ja Morant’s 20 points paced the 5-9 Grizzlies, who lost their second straight after a three-game winning streak.

Bogdan Bogdanovic established career highs of 31 points and seven 3-pointers to lead Sacramento to a 120-116 victory over visiting Phoenix.

Richaun Holmes made 8 of 11 field-goal attempts while contributing 20 points and a career-best 15 rebounds for the Kings. Cory Joseph recorded a career-best 14 assists as Sacramento (6-7) won for the sixth time in its past eight games.

Devin Booker registered 30 points and eight assists for the Suns (7-6), who have lost back-to-back games and four of the past six. Kelly Oubre Jr. recorded 20 points, eight rebounds and five steals for Phoenix, and Mikal Bridges also scored 20 points.

Phoenix’s Australian centre Aron Baynes missed the game with a right hip contusion.

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