Post Up: LeBron James Gets 9,000th Career Assist Against Mavericks

by December 30, 2019

Thunder 98 (17-15), Raptors 97 (22-11)

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tied his career-high 32 points back home in the 6, including hitting the go-ahead bucket with 36 seconds to go. Chris Paul was the team’s second-leading scorer with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

Pelicans 127 (11-23), Rockets 112 (22-11)

It was a career night for Lonzo Ball, who knocked down seven 3-pointers, en route to a 27-point performance in the Big Easy. Brandon Ingram finished with 27 points, too, and Jrue Holiday and E’Twaun Moore had 27 apiece.

Grizzlies 117 (13-21), Hornets 104 (13-22)

Three of Memphis’ starters finished in double figures with Dillion Brooks putting up a team-high 20 points. Jaren Jackson Jr had a double-double (14 points, 12 rebounds) in the win.

Nuggets 120 (23-9), Kings 115 (12-21)

Michael Porter Jr, who had his first career start, had 19 points at home. Will Barton finished with 19 as well and Mason Plumlee had 15 points off the bench.

Lakers 108 (25-7), Mavericks 95 (21-10)

LeBron James became the only player in NBA history with 9,000 assists and 9,000 rebounds on Sunday night at Staples Center. Anthony Davis led all scorers with 23 points. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 19 points and Dwight Howard had 15 points.