Davis, LeBron power Lakers past Durant-led Suns
LOS ANGELES – Anthony Davis scored 30 points and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds while LeBron James contributed 21 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in a 100-95 Los Angeles Lakers triumph over visiting Phoenix at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles Thursday (Friday, Manila time).
"We can play better but we're also a team that's still trying to come together," James said. "We've got a lot of room for improvement. Today was a good step in the right direction but we've got to be better."
NBA all-time scoring leader James and Suns star Kevin Durant, who had a game-high 39 points, played against each other for the first time in a regular-season game since Christmas Day 2018 and hugged after the contest.
"We don't take them moments for granted. We don't have many left," James said. "We try to embrace it, have fun with it, enjoy it. Two of the best to ever play this game. It's always a treat to be on the floor with one of the greats."
Durant passed Hakeem Olajuwon for 12th on the NBA's all-time scoring list and sparked the Suns, who were without injured stars Devin Booker and Bradley Beal.