LeBron becomes No. 2 Xmas scorer, Lakers top Mavs 138-115

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) goes to the basket while defended by Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

By GREG BEACHAM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 22 points to become the second-leading Christmas scorer in NBA history during the Los Angeles Lakers’ 138-115 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Anthony Davis scored 28 points and Montrezl Harrell contributed 22 for the NBA champions. They outrebounded Dallas 53-27 and closed out their first win of the season with a strong fourth quarter. Luka Doncic scored 27 points in his first starring role in the NBA’s showcase Christmas evening game. Josh Richardson and Trey Burke had 17 points apiece as the Mavs started their season 0-2 with a late fade at Staples Center.

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