LeBron James scores season-high 48 points in Lakers win

LeBron James scores season-high 48 points in Lakers win

LeBron James led the Los Angeles Lakers past the Houston Rockets with a season-high 48 points, pushing them even closer to the NBA’s all-time scoring record.

James was his team’s leading scorer in the 140-132 victory and has now scored more than 35 points in five of his last seven games.

He is 315 points short of Kareem Abdul-all-time Jabbar’s record with 38,072 career points.

Jayson Tatum led the Boston Celtics to a 130-118 victory over the Charlotte Hornets with 51 points, including two three-pointers in the closing 64 seconds.

Tatum currently has five regular-season games with 50 or more points, which is a team record.

Boston have won seven matches in a row and extended their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference.

Elsewhere, Stephen Curry finished with a game-high 41 points as Golden State Warriors beat Washington Wizards 127-118.

Memphis Grizzlies extended their winning run to 10 games with a dominant 136-106 win at Phoenix Suns, and are second in the Western Conference behind Denver Nuggets.

Monday’s full NBA results

Orlando Magic 116-119 Denver Nuggets

Philadelphia 76ers 113-112 LA Lakers

Boston Celtics 130-118 Charlotte Hornets

Indian Pacers 119-132 Milwaukee Bucks

Toronto Raptors 123-121 New York Knicks

Miami Heat 113-121 Atlanta Hawks

Sacramento Kings 132-119 San Antonio Spurs

Dallas Mavericks 123-140 Portland Trail Blazers

Golden State Warriors 127-118 Washington Wizards

New Orleans Pelicans 103-113 Cleveland Cavaliers

Utah Jazz 126-125 Minnesota Timberwolves

Phoenix Suns 106-136 Memphis Grizzlies

Houston Rockets 132-140 LA Lakers