NBA record on Christmas Day 2021

Without a red cap but with a lot of force, LeBron James became the Santa Claus of Christmas Day 2021 from NBA, as he managed to break a record set by Kobe Bryant; However, his team, the Lakers, did not have their best night as a group and ended up giving in to a negative streak that has lagged them in the table. LeBron James could not bear all the responsibility of the Lakers in the debut inside their renowned stadium, the Arena, as the Los Angeles squad stadium was christened after 22 years of being known as Staples Center.

There, the Lakers welcomed the Brooklyn Nets with the amendment to cut a streak of four losses, trying to take advantage of the losses of the visitors by Covid protocolsHowever, not even James’ push worked, as the victory went to the Nets by 122-115. James Harden Y Patty Mills were responsible for the offensive in Brooklyn in the face of multiple absences, among which those of Kyrie Irving Y Kevin Durant.

However, it was a unique night for LeBron, as he managed to put his name, again, in the books of NBA history. With 39 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, James reached 396 points on Christmas Day to surpass Kobe Bryant (395) and be the new top scorer for this date.

Playing at Christmas for the 15th year in a row, LeBron James started the day tied for first in 3s total and tied for first in win total. He also ranked second in total assists, second in total games played and second in field goals made; tied for third in total robberies; fourth in free throws made; tied for ninth in total blocks; and tenth in total rebounds.

Also, with his second of three triples in the fourth quarter, James edged out Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with the most points scored on a single date in NBA history. The 413 points of Abdul-Jabbar on December 26 they were overtaken by James, who finished the day of Christmas with 422 at the date.

Also, James held a record he already owns at Christmas, as Christmas Saturday 2021 marked the thirteenth time he has scored 20 or more points. Bryant, Durant and Oscar Robertson are tied for second with 10 of those games.

The Lakers reached five consecutive losses and stalled in the seventh position in the Western Conference, with only 16 victories, away from the Warriors (27), Suns (26) and Jazz (23), who command that sector. For their part, the Nets were confirmed as leaders in the Eastern Conference by reaching 22 wins for just nine losses, surpassing the Bulls (.655) and the Bucks (.629) in terms of percentage (.710).

In another Chrismas Day duel, the Golden State Warriors they beat the Suns 116-107 to confirm their lead in the West, hitting a .818 winning percentage. Stephen Curry, big favorite for the MVP award, had 33 points with five triples and six assists while Suns offensive figure, Devin Booker, a basketball player with Mexican roots, had a night with just 13 points.

The Warriors remain the best team of the season in the NBA as they are the only ones with 27 victories for only six defeats, although the Phoenix Suns come very close with a 26-6 record, after a very complete year with the coach. Monty Williams in the 2020-21 campaign, where they finished second only behind the Utah Jazz.

The rest of the Christmas Day results were the New York Knicks’ 101-87 victories over the Atlanta Hawks; Bucks’ 117-113 over Celtics; and the Jazz’s 120-116 over the Dallas Mavericks. The great absences due to covid protocols were, in addition to Irving and Durant (Nets), Trae Young (Hawks) and Luka Doncic (Mavericks).

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