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LeBron James climbs Christmas record books in Lakers’ win over Mavericks

Lakers star LeBron James and Mavericks star Luka Doncic

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket during the game against the Dallas Mavericks on December 25, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Anthony Davis said (said) he began considering leaving the Pelicans around Christmas time 2018.

Two years later, he got his first Christmas win.

Davis (28 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals) played excellently and got plenty of help in the Lakers’ 138-115 victory over the Mavericks. LeBron James (22 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds) was in firm control, and Montrezl Harrell (22 points and seven rebounds) stepped up off the bench.

The Lakers outscored Dallas in all four quarters, the fourth straight game lacking suspense today. That continues a trend from last season, when the Lakers’ loss to the Clippers was the lone competitive Christmas game.

LeBron, who’s now 10-5 in Christmas games, tied former Heat and Cavaliers teammate Dwyane Wade for most career Christmas wins:

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LeBron also passed Oscar Robertson for most career Christmas points:

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Just 12 points behind Kobe Bryant, LeBron will probably become the NBA’s all-time leading Christmas scorer next year.