Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James Drops Triple-Double in Win Over New York Knicks

In his first game at Madison Square Garden since before the pandemic, LeBron James recorded his first triple-double of the season in the Los Angeles Lakers' 129-123 overtime win over the New York Knicks. The four-time MVP logged 28 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in a little under 43 minutes of play.

It wasn't an easy game for James. He toiled for a little under 43 minutes, hitting only 11 of his 25 field goal attempts and four of his seven free throws. Thankfully, center Anthony Davis helped out with his best game since mid-December, compiling 27 points and nine rebounds. When healthy, they remain one of the most dominant duos in the NBA.

James passed a couple of key milestones with the win. For one, he became the first player to record a triple-double in his 20th season. More importantly, his 11 assists brought him to 10338 over his career, passing Hall of Famer Steve Nash for fourth all-time. 

At 24-28, the Lakers are 13th in the Western Conference and face a steep climb to get back in contention. Thankfully, fans can console themselves with the possibility of more iconic moments from James in the coming weeks: with 89 more points, he'll pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer.

The Lakers visit the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night. 

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