LeBron James’ First Career 20-20 Line Powers Lakers’ OT Win

  • With less than 30 seconds to go in overtime in Monday’s Game 4 against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Los Angeles Lakers’ 38-year-old star LeBron James — playing in his 45th minute — scored a layup while being fouled by his first-round foil, Dillon Brooks.
  • James flexed both biceps. He roared with his mouth agape. L.A. went up by five and went on to win, 117-111, to take a 3-1 series lead — one victory away from becoming the first No. 7 seed to beat a No. 2 seed since San Antonio in 2010.
  • “I felt like that play right there,” James said after finishing with 22 points, 20 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and just one turnover, “I wouldn’t say, ‘closed the door,’ but it sealed it. There wasn’t much light at the end for the rest of the game. I was just letting the emotion come out.”


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