LeBron James scores 44 points to surpass Wilt Chamberlain on NBA all-time scoring list | NBA News |

LeBron James overtook Los Angeles Lakers legend Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with a superb 44-point performance against the Portland Trail Blazers.

In his best game since arriving in Los Angeles in the summer, James added 10 rebounds and nine assists to his 44-point haul as the Lakers defeated the Blazers 126-117.

James reached 31,420 career points with an ‘And 1’ basket and free throw in the fourth quarter to pass Chamberlain.

LeBron James scores 44 points to surpass Wilt Chamberlain on NBA all-time scoring list | NBA News |

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LeBron James scores with a lay-up against the Portland Trail Blazers

James, 33, now sits directly behind Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

Speaking in the locker room after the game, James said: “Anytime my name is mentioned with some of the greats who have played this game, I’ll always think back to my hometown, how far I’ve come.

LeBron James scores 44 points to surpass Wilt Chamberlain on NBA all-time scoring list | NBA News |

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“Knowing where I’ve come from and knowing how hard it was to get to this point… I give it all to the man above for giving me God-given abilities.

Congrats to @KingJames of the @Lakers for moving up to 5th on the NBA’s ALL-TIME SCORING list! #LakeShow #ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/jUoPKfGRAv

— NBA (@NBA) November 15, 2018

“I’m taking full advantage of them and then my coaching staff and team-mates throughout my 16 years so far have got me to this point.”

Wednesday night's results

  • New Orleans Pelicans 100-107 Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Portland Trail Blazers 117-126 Los Angeles Lakers
  • Detroit Pistons 106-104 Toronto Raptors
  • New York Knicks 103-128 Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Philadelphia 76ers 106-111 Orlando Magic
  • Cleveland Cavaliers 95-119 Washington Wizards
  • Chicago Bulls 82-111 Boston Celtics
  • Miami Heat 120-107 Brooklyn Nets
  • Memphis Grizzlies 116-113 Milwaukee Bucks
  • San Antonio Spurs 96-116 Phoenix Suns
  • Utah Jazz 68-118 Dallas Mavericks

Click the video at the top of the page to watch LeBron’s 44-point performance, including the play that took him into fifth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list

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