NBA wrap: LeBron James flirts with triple-double as Lakers down Grizzlies

The Lakers are currently in fifth place in the Western Conference, and they handled the Grizzlies with ease on Saturday.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) in the second half of an NBA basketball game.   -  ap

The Lakers are currently in fifth place in the Western Conference, and they handled the Grizzlies with ease on Saturday. Los Angeles beat Memphis 111-88, and they handled most of their work in the first half.

By the time the first two quarters were up the Lakers had secured a 23-point lead. They scored with ease and coasted against the Grizzlies. This victory marked the Lakers' fifth win in their last six games.

LeBron is already breaking records in Los Angeles. He entered Saturday with the most points by any Laker through their first 25 games wearing the purple and gold.

 

He had notched 717 points before tipoff, and he flirted with a triple-double against the Grizzlies. James had 20 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.

Kyle Kuzma matched James' game high with 20 points of his own.

Wayne Selden was the surprise top scorer for Memphis. Selden scored 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting.

STUDS OF THE NIGHT

Cavaliers rookie Collin Sexton had a career high 29 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in a huge 116-101 win over the Wizards.

James Harden scored 35 points on 11-of-22 shooting in the Rockets' 107-104 loss to the Mavericks.

John Collins had 30 points and 12 rebounds in the Hawks' 106-98 victory over the Nuggets.

DUDS OF THE NIGHT

Trey Lyles got to start for the Nuggets in place of Paul Millsap, who is out with a broken toe. Lyles logged 38 minutes, but scored 9 points on 2-of-13 shooting in a 106-98 loss to the Hawks. Lyles only made one of his seven 3-point attempts.

John Wall had what is easily the worst game of his NBA career against the Cavaliers. Wall scored one point on 0-for-5 shooting in a 116-101 loss to Cleveland.