LeBron celebrates 38th birthday with 47 points in Lakers’ win

LeBron James

Mueez Ajao

– LeBron James scored a season-high 47 points on his 38th birthday as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Atlanta Hawks 130-121.

– He also made 10 rebounds and nine assists at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

– The Hawks led by 15 points at half-time, but James scored 13 in the third quarter and 16 in the fourth for a Lakers side missing Anthony Davis.

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– James said he promised his team-mates 40 points before the game.

– “I called it,” he said after completing his third game in four nights.

– “I told them before the game. I had to make it happen. I didn’t even know it was three in four nights. I just knew I had to get my mind and body ready to go.

– “It’s a treat to have my family here and support me on the road, on my birthday. It’s very important to me because they are the rock of everything I do – my mom and my wife and my family.”

– James scored 48 points against the Hawks on his 25th birthday in 2009.

– The Lakers remain third from bottom of the NBA Western Conference, while the Hawks are ninth in the Eastern.

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