Key Points: LeBron James Puts on Show in Return, Lakers Defeat Pacers in Indy

LeBron James returned to action, fresh off a one-game suspension. He went absolutely ballistic at the end of the game, making clutch-three after clutch-three to lead the Lakers to victory over the Pacers by a score of 124-116.

James scored 39 points on 13-of-29 shooting from the field; he also grabbed five rebounds and dished out six assists.

James spoke postgame on his excitement of being back in the lineup and ready to go after his suspension.

“I was excited about being in the lineup,” he said. “Me not playing last night on the second night of a back-to-back, I knew I could kind of give our guys a boost of energy with me not playing last night.”

Coach Frank Vogel was impressed with James’ performance. He knew James was ready to go and motivated after missing a chance to play in Madison Square Garden the night before.

“I know he wanted to get this ‘W,'” coach Frank Vogel said. “He really wanted to play in that Knicks game, he looks forward to that every year. So to bounce back tonight, to quarterback the defense and carry the offense the way he did, that’s just a performance for the ages.”

More Lakers Contributions

  • Russell Westbrook scored 20 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished five assists.
  • Malik Monk scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds off of the bench.
  • Carmelo Anthony scored 14 points and dished out two assists off of the bench.
  • Wayne Ellington scored 14 points, grabbed four rebounds, and dished out two assists.

Lakers travel back home to Los Angeles to face the Sacramento on Friday, 11/26. Tip-off is at 10:30 pm Eastern/ 7:30 pm Pacific.

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