LeBron James dominated out for Monday’s recreation vs. Nets, stays 117 factors away from NBA scoring file

LeBron James will sit Monday as he closes in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring file. (Picture by Steph Chambers/Getty Photos)

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James’ pursuit of the NBA’s scoring file is on maintain for one night time. James — and Anthony Davis — won’t participate in Monday’s recreation in opposition to the Brooklyn Nets as a consequence of harm administration.

James has battled a left ankle harm all through the season. The team will sit him as a consequence of soreness in that ankle. James played 44 minutes in a dramatic overtime loss to the Boston Celtics on Saturday. With the Lakers additionally taking part in Tuesday, the workforce opted to sit down James for Monday’s recreation to get him some relaxation. Will probably be the eleventh recreation James has missed this season. Davis will miss Monday’s recreation with a foot harm. Each gamers might return for Tuesday’s recreation in opposition to the New York Knicks.

As soon as James returns to motion, he’ll be 117 factors away from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s file.

LeBron James rapidly closing in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring file

James is taking part in impressed ball as he closes in on Abdul-Jabbar’s file. James has scored a minimum of 40 factors in two of the previous three video games. The scoring outburst moved up James’ projected date to cross Abdul-Jabbar to Feb. 4, however lacking Monday’s recreation will push it again to Feb. 7.

That might be a incredible time for James to interrupt the file. The Lakers are within the midst of a 5-game highway journey, and can return residence to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Feb. 7. If James is unable to interrupt the file that night time, the workforce can even play at residence Feb. 9.

James, 38, is averaging 30.2 factors per recreation this season. It is the fourth highest scoring common of James’ profession. Over his profession, James has averaged 27.2 factors per recreation. Due to that determine, James is on tempo to cross Abdul-Jabbar in 100+ fewer video games performed. Abdul-Jabbar scored 38,387 factors in 1,560 video games. James has performed in 1,406 video games and sits simply 117 factors away from Abdul-Jabbar’s file.

When will LeBron James break the NBA scoring file?

With James out Monday, this is a have a look at the Lakers’ upcoming schedule earlier than the All-Star break.

Tuesday: at New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

Feb. 2: at Indiana Pacers, 7 p.m. ET

Feb. 4: at New Orleans Pelicans, 8 p.m. ET

Feb. 7: vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 10:30 p.m. ET

Feb. 9: vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 10 p.m. ET (TNT)

Feb. 11: at Golden State Warriors, 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

Feb. 13: at Portland Trail Blazers, 10 p.m. ET

Feb. 15: vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)

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