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James has 28-11-10 to lift Lakers at MSG

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NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James moved within 89 points of breaking the NBA's career scoring record and climbed into fourth place on the assists list, finishing with a triple-double in his return to Madison Square Garden as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New York Knicks 129-123 on Tuesday night.

James had 28 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, with the points giving him 38,299 for his career. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the leader with 38,387.

But James' game has always been about more than scoring, as he proved again Tuesday. He fed Dennis Schroder for a 3-pointer that snapped a 118-all tie with 3:13 remaining, grabbed his 10th rebound later in the extra period and then powered to the basket for a 127-121 lead with 19 seconds to go.

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Rebounds Per Game
Rank Name RPG
1 D. Sabonis, SAC12.4
2 G. Antetokounmpo, MIL12.0
3 R. Gobert, MIN11.8
4 S. Adams, MEM11.5
5 N. Vucevic, CHI11.1
6 N. Jokic, DEN10.9
7 J. Randle, NYK10.8
8 I. Zubac, LAC10.1
9 D. Ayton, PHX10.1
10 B. Portis, MIL10.1
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Blocks Per Game
Rank Name BPG
1 N. Claxton, BKN2.68
2 B. Lopez, MIL2.47
3 M. Turner, IND2.37
4 W. Kessler, UTA1.96
5 M. Robinson, NYK1.79
6 J. Embiid, PHI1.68
7 K. Porzingis, WAS1.57
8t K. Durant, BKN1.46
8t I. Jackson, IND1.46
10 B. Bol, ORL1.46
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