Over the first nine minutes of the game, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers went on a dominating 34-9 run and then never looked back. At the 9:20 mark in the third quarter, the Lakers held their biggest lead of 30. NBA Full Game Replay Over the next 6:36 minutes, they withstood a 29-9 run by the Hawks before eventually roaring back to improve to a league-best 11-2 record. On a night when 5-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant was in attendance, here are the biggest takeaways from the Lakers' comfortable victory. In 33 minutes, LeBron recorded 33 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds on 13-of-21 shooting from the field and 6-of-10 from beyond the arc, while finishing with a game-best +30.
James continues to lead the league in assists, averaging 11.2 after this game. This game was his third this season with 10+ assists and his 11th double-double. He leads the league in 30-point, ,10-assist double-doubles this season with four, ahead of Trae Young and Luka Doncic Against the Hawks, the Lakers played like the top-ranked defence in the league (defensive rating - 99.9). They recorded 14 blocks in comparison to just the two blocks by the Hawks, with Anthony Davis leading the charge with 5 on the night. NBA Full Game Replay The Nuggets haven't necessarily impressed the way that people thought they were going to out of the gate this season, but they still stand in with an impressive 9-3 record sitting in third place in the Western Conference.