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LeBron reaches 40,000 points, but Jokic, Nuggets use finishing kick to beat Lakers 124-114

The Nuggets closed on a 16-6 run for their sixth straight win.
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Posted at 10:02 PM, Mar 02, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-03 00:38:07-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James reached 40,000 points, but Nikola Jokic had 35 and 10 rebounds as the Denver Nuggets made a late push to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 124-114 on Saturday night.

Aaron Gordon hit a 3-pointer with 3:49 remaining to go back in front, and the Nuggets closed on a 16-6 run for their sixth straight win.

James spun around Michael Porter Jr. and drove the lane to hit a layup with 10:39 left in the second quarter to become the first NBA player with 40,000 points while extending his lead as the league’s all-time leading scorer.

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