NBA Game Notes (Nov. 1, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on November 1, 2023.
Lakers Win Battle of L.A.
LeBron James produced team-high figures of 35 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists (tied) as the Los Angeles Lakers edged the LA Clippers 130-125 in overtime. It’s the 81st time James has scored at least 30 points in a game since turning 35 years old, breaking a tie with Karl Malone for the most such games in NBA history.
James’ 35 points are the most ever scored by a player in his 21st season or later, breaking the mark of 30 points set by Dirk Nowitzki on April 9, 2019, the next-to-last game of Nowitzki’s career.
Lakers center Anthony Davis scored 27 points on 10-18 shooting from the field, adding 10 rebounds and a game-high four blocks. Davis has recorded at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks in each of his last four games. The only player over the last 20 seasons to produce a longer such streak is Davis himself, who recorded six such games in a row last season.
D’Angleo Russell was the third Laker to record a 25-point game, scoring 27 points on 10-19 shooting from the field. Russell has scored 55 points and dished out 14 assists over his last two games, shooting 60.6% from the field and making all nine of his free throws.
The Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 38 points, adding six rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Leonard shot 15-28 from the field, making five of his 11 attempts from 3-point range.
Teammate Paul George scored 35 points, shooting 11-16 from the (including 6-9 from 3-point range) and 7-8 from the free throw line. It’s just the sixth time in franchise history two players have each scored at least 35 points in the same game. Leonard and George are the only Clipper duo to accomplish the feat multiple times (twice).
Clippers guard Russell Westbrook scored 24 points and added team highs of 11 rebounds, eight assists, and four steals. Westbrook collected his 8,000th career rebound in this game. He became just the third player in NBA history to record at least 8,000 rebounds and 8,000 assists, joining James and Jason Kidd.
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