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LeBron James scores 41 points against the Celtics in pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA record

LeBron James scores 41 points against the Celtics in pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA record
LeBron James are just a few games from the history of the NBA. (Paul Rutherford – USA Today Sports)

LeBron James keeps moving forward, even on the nights he quits regulation in open disgust at the officials.

James entered the Saturday Night vs Boston Celtics You need just 158 ​​points to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s scoring leader. He finished the night with 41 points on 15-of-30 shooting (6-of-12 from deep), with nine rebounds and eight assists.

James just now 117 points behind Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time mark.

This performance was just one part of a wild game against the best Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference She was saved by a questionable rejection on one of James’ winners And Scored a 125-121 win in overtime. James was enraged by the missed foul, which would have given him two tie-breaking free throws at the end of regulation.

LeBron James breaking the scoring record is only a matter of time

James is fast approaching the scoring record, and is still incredibly basketball-playing while doing so. After Saturday’s game, he’s averaged 30.2 points through 40 games this season, which would be the third-best score he’s scored in two decades in the league.

James averaged 20.9 points per game as a junior and hasn’t fallen from that pace since. He is on his way to breaking Abdul-Jabbar’s record of 100+ matches played by his teammate Lakers amazing. Abdul-Jabbar scored 38,387 points in 1,560 matches. Lakers vs spurs It was the 1,405th of James’ career.

The pace of the season saw James on his way to pass Abdul-Jabbar on February 4 vs New Orleans Pelicans. Here’s the upcoming slate of Lakers fixtures as James seeks one of the last great feats of his football career.

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Monday: in Brooklyn NetworksAnd 7:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)

Tuesday: in New York KnicksAnd 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

February 2: in Indiana PacersAnd 7 p.m. ET

February 4: in New Orleans PelicansAnd 8 p.m. ET

February 7: against. Oklahoma City ThunderAnd 10:30 p.m. ET

February 9: against. Milwaukee BucksAnd 10 p.m. ET (TNT)

February 11: in Golden State WarriorsAnd 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

February 13: in Portland Trail BlazersAnd 10 p.m. ET

February 15: against the New Orleans Pelicans, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)