The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks put on a show in front of Madison Square Garden’s brilliant lights as the purple and gold prevailed 129-123 in a nail-biting overtime contest. LeBron James led the charge and notched his first triple-double of the year with 28 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists, shattering records in the process as he moved up to fourth place all-time in assists, passing Steve Nash and Mark Jackson. In addition, he is currently 89 points shy of Kareem Abdul-all-time Jabbar’s scoring mark.

As the Lakers improved to 24-28 on the season, Anthony Davis scored 27 points and nine rebounds, and Russell Westbrook contributed 17 points, eight assists, six rebounds, and three steals off the bench. The star player for New York was Jalen Brunson, who finished with a game-high 37 points, six assists, and two rebounds.

Watch the match highlights below.

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Lebron is soon to become the all-time scorer

As the NBA’s all-time top scorer, LeBron James is about to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But on Tuesday evening, it was his passing that brought him a couple more professional peaks. While leading his team to a 129-123 overtime victory over the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden, the Los Angeles Lakers star moved up to fourth on the list of all-time assists, passing Mark Jackson and Steve Nash.

He is now the only player in NBA history to have a top-five scoring and assist total. In a career filled with exceptional performances, James’ triple-double of 28 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds was simply another standout effort.

James continued to make history while sabotaging Jalen Brunson’s and Julius Randle’s strong performances in New York (37 points, six assists) (23 points, 12 rebounds). The Lakers, on the other hand, will be happy that their new player Rui Hachimura had a strong game while starting (19 points, nine rebounds).

The 24-28 Lakers need every victory as they try to force their way into the postseason picture, and the 27-25 Knicks didn’t make things simple in a game that was competitive the whole time. The Lakers will be furious that the game even went into overtime because they had a 114-108 lead after 1:41 when James sank a three-pointer. In order to force overtime, the Knicks went on a 6-0 run in the final seconds of regulation, but the Lakers were able to win.

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