James delivers triple-double in first home win with Lakers

James delivers triple-double in first home win with Lakers

James delivers triple-double in first home win with Lakers

On Stephenson, James said: "When Lance steps on the floor, he's a spark for us".

Jokic had 11 points and six rebounds for the Nuggets in the first half, but Denver was just 3-of-14 from 3-point range in the first two quarters.

Denver looked to be in a good position to pull out the victory leading 106-98 with about five minutes to play until Lance "Make 'Em dance Lance " Stephenson goes on a solo 8-2 run trimming the Denver lead to 108-106, reigniting the Staples Center crowd. He was unbelievable coming off what he did last night", said James. 'It is a win, period, but it feels good to know what we have been doing over training camp and these first few games to continue to get better'.

"The teammates had a long antagonizing history with then Pacer Stephenson even once caught blowing intoJames" ear to distract him.

LeBron James had a triple-double in his first home win for Los Angeles Lakers as they made a late surge to beat Denver Nuggets 121-114.

LOS ANGELES - As LeBron James walked to the free-throw line with 12.9 seconds left, an approving Kobe Bryant clapped and pumped both of his fists, encouraging his old team and its new superstar to close out their best win of the early season.

But Phoenix committed four turnovers in a 17-2 Los Angeles burst that put the Lakers up 63-43 on Josh Hart's running dunk with 3:51 left in the first half.

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Later at the press conference, when asked about her 10 saved break points, Pliskova grinned and said: "10 of 10, I know". Kvitova's trademark firepower moved Svitolina around the hard court but the Ukrainian's defence was up to the task.

With Bryant in attendance for the first time since LeBron's arrival in LA, Kyle Kuzma scored 22 points and JaVale McGee added 21 to complement James' 74th career triple-double.

Jonas Valanciunas scored 16 points, Serge Ibaka had 15 and Norman Powell added 10 for the Raptors, who also won five straight to start the 2015-16 season. Los Angeles will still be without Rondo, who is serving a three-game suspension, and Ingram, who is suspended for four games, for their roles in a fight with Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets on Saturday. The compact guard finished last season with the Lakers, averaging 15.6 points in 17 games after getting traded by James' Cavaliers.

Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 24 points and 11 rebounds.

Ross kept the Magic within striking distance but the Trail Blazers compiled a 91-80 lead at the end of the third. The Thunder are one of only two winless teams in the league.

What the Lakers struggle at, three-point shooting, interior defending and closing out games, could hurt the team long-term.

"We just came out on the short end today, but we've got a couple of days off to revamp ourselves", said Morris, who added seven assists in just his eighth National Basketball Association game. "I take responsibility for what happened", said Westbrook.

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