LeBron James put up a dominant performance to help the Los Angeles Lakers secure a 137-121 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.
James finished the game with 25 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists, marking his 99th career triple-double and his 25th of the season. He also made history by becoming the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against all 30 teams in the league.
The Lakers got off to a slow start, falling behind by double digits in the first quarter, but they quickly rallied behind James and Anthony Davis, who scored 28 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
The Timberwolves, who were playing without star center Karl-Anthony Towns due to injury, struggled to keep pace with the Lakers’ high-powered offense and could not contain James and Davis.
D’Angelo Russell led the way for the Timberwolves with 29 points and 5 assists, while Malik Beasley added 25 points and 6 rebounds.
Despite the loss, Timberwolves coach Chris Finch remained optimistic about his team’s progress and praised their effort throughout the game.
“I thought our guys competed hard tonight and gave it their all,” he said. “We know we still have work to do, but we’re making progress and we’ll continue to build on that.”
For the Lakers, the win was an important step forward as they look to secure a playoff spot in the highly competitive Western Conference. With James and Davis leading the way, they will be a formidable opponent for any team in the postseason.
Overall, the game provided a thrilling showcase of some of the NBA’s top talent and served as a reminder of the excitement and energy that the sport can bring to fans around the world.