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LeBron's third straight triple-double helps Lakers to continue streak with 19-point comeback

LeBron James maintained his red-hot form as the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak on Tuesday.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James

LEBRON JAMES POSTED his third successive triple-double as the streaking Los Angeles Lakers prevailed 118-112 against the Chicago Bulls.

James stayed hot with 30 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Lakers to their sixth consecutive victory in the NBA on Tuesday.

The Lakers trailed the Bulls by 19 points before a fourth-quarter comeback ensured Los Angeles extended their winning run.

Kyle Kuzma helped lead the rally with 11 of his 15 points in the deciding quarter in Chicago.

Zach LaVine had 26 points but the Bulls fell to their fifth loss in six games.

Gordon Hayward was the start of the show with 39 points in the Boston Celtics’ 119-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was a career-high night for Hayward, who made all 16 of his two-point attempts.

Devonte Graham scored a career-high 35 points as the Charlotte Hornets outlasted the Indiana Pacers 122-120 in overtime.

Trae Young fuelled the Atlanta Hawks with 28 of his 29 points in the second half as the hosts topped the San Antonio Spurs 108-100.

At 2-5, it has not been an easy season for the Orlando Magic. In 2019-20, the Magic are yet to reach 100 points in a game following their 102-94 defeat away to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Tuesday’s NBA results

  • Charlotte Hornets 122-120 Indiana Pacers (OT)
  • Boston Celtics 119-113 Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Atlanta Hawks 108-100 San Antonio Spurs
  • Oklahoma City Thunder 102-94 Orlando Magic
  • Los Angeles Lakers 118-112 Chicago Bulls
  • Denver Nuggets 109-89 Miami Heat

- Omni

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