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LeBron drops 44, moves to fifth all time in scoring


Lakers cook up more than 'instant oatmeal' in win

Los Angeles has come a long way since its opening night loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

LeBron after moving to 5th in scoring: 'I'm able to do what I love to do'

LeBron James talks about what it means to pass Wilt Chamberlain for fifth all time in scoring and reflects on the Lakers' fourth straight victory.


LeBron caps off huge night with block and 3-point play

LeBron James denies Damian Lillard on the defensive end, then dives to the rim and finishes through contact for a 44-point night.


LeBron converts and-1 to become 5th all-time in scoring

LeBron James falls away and sinks a jumper through contact, then hits the free throw to pass Wilt Chamberlain for fifth on the NBA's all-time scoring list.


McCollum pulls down LeBron for flagrant 1

LeBron James drives the lane and gets pulled down by CJ McCollum, hitting the deck hard to draw a flagrant 1.


LeBron goes over Collins for and-1 finish

LeBron James comes off a screen and challenges Zach Collins at the rim, adjusting in mid-air to finish the and-1 layup.


LeBron turns defense into offense after block

LeBron James stuffs Nik Stauskas at the rim, then goes coast-to-coast and finishes with a spin move.


LeBron schools Turner for reverse layup

LeBron James gets the offensive rebound and spins free from Evan Turner before finishing with a smooth reverse lay-in.


LeBron lobs, Chandler slams

LeBron James drive into the lane and throws it up for Tyson Chandler, who puts down the alley-oop stuff with two hands.


LeBron nails two 3-pointers to give Lakers halftime lead

LeBron James pulls up from way downtown to put the Lakers in front, then beats the 1st-half buzzer with a straightaway triple.


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Wiggins throws down epic two-handed dunk over Mirotic

Andrew Wiggins finishes on a huge dunk over Nikola Mirotic late in the fourth quarter.


Doncic fakes a pass for the basket

Luka Doncic pretends to pass the ball behind Rudy Gobert and instead scores the easy basket.


Awards season

Cy Young trophies for deGrom, Snell reflect analytics' impact

The Mets ace took home his trophy with just 10 wins, the Rays hurler with just over 180 IP, so voters looked deeper at their performance.

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DeGrom's historic Cy Young-winning season

Tim Kurkjian breaks down Jacob deGrom's historic season that saw the Mets pitcher win the Cy Young award with a 1.70 ERA and a 10-9 record.


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On This Date: Nov. 15, 1970

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    When Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeated his former team, the Cleveland Browns, he called the moment his "greatest victory."