NBA wrap: Lakers fall to Pacers in largest loss of LeBron James' career

Los Angeles fell to Indiana 136-94. The 42-point loss was the largest margin of defeat in LeBron James' NBA career.

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The Lakers weren't ready for the Pacers on Tuesday.

Los Angeles fell to Indiana on the road 136-94. The 42-point loss was the largest margin of defeat in LeBron James' NBA career. The Lakers have only lost 11 games by 40 points or more in the history of the franchise.

But it wasn't all bad. James became just the fifth player in NBA history to eclipse 32,000 points during the contest. He finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and nine assists on the night.

The Pacers got scoring from everywhere. Bojan Bogdanovic and Myles Turner led the way for Indiana with 24 and 22 points, respectively. Five other Pacers scored in double-digits.

Indiana extended its winning streak to three games with the victory. The Lakers have now lost two straight.

Studs of the Night

Tobias Harris had 34 points, seven rebounds, five assists and knocked down the game-winner as the Clippers took down the Hornets 117-115.

Blake Griffin's 29 points and eight assists led the Pistons to a 105-92 win over the Knicks.

Paul George scored 39 points in the Thunder's 132-122 win over the Magic.

Joel Embiid's 37 points and 13 rebounds couldn't overcome the Raptors. The 76ers fell to Toronto 119-107.

Dud of the Night

Jordan Clarkson scored seven points on 2-of-13 shooting in the Cavaliers' 103-96 loss to the Celtics.

Jerryd Bayless played a team-high 37 minutes for the Grizzlies, but only scored 5 points on 2-of-10 shooting in Memphis' 108-106 win over Minnesota.


Jaylen Brown stole a pass and threw down an effortless windmill dunk on the break.

Harris' leaning runner secured a victory for the Clippers.

What's Next?

Spurs (32-23) at Warriors (37-15) 10:30 p.m. ET — San Antonio rattled off five straight wins before losing to Sacramento on Monday. Golden State bounced back from its loss to the 76ers with a big win against the Lakers on Saturday. The Warriors sit atop the Western Conference, so the Spurs will need to be at their best to secure a win in Oracle Arena.