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 had 10 rebounds and 9 assists at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena.
The Hawks led by 15 points at halftime, but James scored 13 in the third quarter and 16 in the fourth as the Lakers side missed Anthony Davis.
James said he promised his teammates 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 going to be three out of four nights. I knew I had to prepare for
“It’s nice to have my family here on my birthday and support me on my journey. My mother and my wife and my family – they are the rocks in everything I do, so they are very important to me.” is.”
James scored 48 points against the Hawks on his 25th birthday in 2009.
The Lakers remain third-to-last in the NBA Western Conference, while the Hawks are ninth in the Eastern Conference.
More NBA Results Friday
Orlando Magic 100-119 Washington Wizards
Toronto Raptors 113-104 Phoenix Suns
Milwaukee Bucks 123-114 Minnesota Timberwolves
Chicago Bulls 132-118 Detroit Pistons
New Orleans Pelicans 127-116 Philadelphia 76ers 116
Denver Nuggets 124-119 Miami Heat
Sacramento Kings 126-125 Utah Jazz
Golden State Warriors 118-112 Portland Trail Blazers