Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
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James scores 36 points in Lakers' 123-107 win over Bulls

James scores 36 points in Lakers' 123-107 win over Bulls

James' team are also a long shot to make the play-offs - they are 61/2 games behind the Utah Jazz for the eighth and final spot in the West with 16 games left. Another personal highlight for the Lakers was the return of G League hero Andre Ingram, but he only posted two minutes in his first National Basketball Association game since last April.

This may have been a bit of a wasted season for LeBron, but his performance on Tuesday night was a good reminder that even as he approaches the twilight of his career, he's still one of the most exciting players around.

At first glance, it might not be a big deal, until you realize that they have signed four-time MVP LeBron James last summer.

James' first year in LA has not gone to plan as the Lakers have struggled for consistency and the 34-year-old has struggled with injury.

If the lead dwindled into single digits, James was prepared to close things out and bring his minutes total to 36 or more, if an overtime session were needed. "You guys ask me questions, I answer questions, but I live being professional". The Lakers played the past two games without Kyle Kuzma, who returned for the start of the five-game road trip. Los Angeles went ahead for the first time since making the first basket of the game when Kuzma put in a layup for a 66-64 lead with 8:48 left in the third quarter. "They'll get an opportunity to learn, and I get an opportunity to play with them, so we can take that out of it for sure". The youngster tossed the ball up off the backboard, and LeBron zoomed in to finish the alley-oop with another reverse. "I'm optimistic. I'm not eyeing a return date, but I'm optimistic", Boylen said.

And James says the final matches of the season could be crucial in helping the young Lakers squad. "He got out in transition a few times on those". He's one of the all-time great winners that our game has ever seen. "So he's frustrated with it too, and he's continuing to battle out there, and he did a really nice job of helping us get a win tonight".

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