NBA Game Notes (Nov. 15, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on November 15, 2023.
Kings Trio Leads Win
Led by the trio of Domantas Sabonis, De’Aaron Fox, and Kevin Huerter, the Sacramento Kings picked up their fourth consecutive win, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 125-110. It’s the 48th time the Kings have scored at least 120 points in a game over the last two seasons, three more such games than any other team in that span.
Sabonis compiled 29 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, and three steals, making 13 of his 19 attempts from the floor. Sabonis is averaging 24.0 PPG, 12.3 RPG, and 9.8 APG over his last four games, shooting 67.2% from the field.
Starting guards Fox and Huerter scored 28 points apiece. Huerter shot 10-16 from the field and dished out seven assists, while Fox contributed five rebounds, five assists, and four steals.
Sabonis, Fox, and Huerter are the first Kings trio to each record at least 25 points and five assists in the same game since the franchise moved to Sacramento in 1985. They are the first trio to each record a 25-point, 5-assist game with multiple steals since the Golden State Warriors’ Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway, and Sarunas Marciulionis on Dec. 17, 1991.
The Lakers were led by LeBron James, who tallied 28 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds, and four steals. James became the second-oldest player in NBA history to record a triple-double (age in years-days):
40-127 — Karl Malone (Nov. 28, 2003)
38-320 — LeBron James (Nov. 15, 2023)
38-224 — Tim Duncan (Dec. 5, 2014)
38-148 — Elvin Hayes (April 13, 1984)
James — who is in his 21st season — is the only player in NBA history to record a triple-double in his 20th season or later. This is the third time James has accomplished the feat, the other two occurrences coming on Jan. 31, 2023 and April 2, 2023.
James now has 108 career triple-doubles, breaking a tie with Jason Kidd for fifth place on the NBA’s all-time list. He’s recorded at least one triple-double in 19 seasons, the most such seasons in NBA history.
D’Angelo Russell shared team-high scoring honors with James, scoring 28 points on 12-20 shooting from the floor. Russell also grabbed five rebounds and handed out five assists.
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