The talented guard was dominant in February, averaging 24.5 points, 5.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 53.2 percent in 35.1 minutes over 10 games.
In addition to James having a really good game, the bench for the Lakers provided a spark. They fell behind as many as 20 points before mounting a comeback, with James leading the charge and Kuzma chipping in during a big third quarter.
Question is, with the assumption that the Lakers will miss the playoffs this season, will this season go down as a failure for the Lakers and LeBron?
Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls sprung to life with five wins during a six-game stretch, but they've cooled off with four losses in their last five games and they will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after Sunday's 131-108 road loss at Detroit.
After acquiring LeBron James in free agency with a slew of other changes to the team, Lakers fans were no doubt sure the team would finally make it back to the postseason.
Whether James was smothering Derrick Rose in the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals for the Miami Heat or sinking buzzer-beating game-winners over Jimmy Butler in the 2015 Conference semi-finals for the Cleveland Cavaliers, he has had his Chicago moments. But because he signed a four-year contract with the Lakers last summer, there will be more hands to be played in L.A.
The win snapped a five-game losing streak that all but eliminated the Lakers from the playoffs, as the team's record is now only 31-36 with 15 games to play. Just in general, as basketball players we just need to try to have fun and play the game like we did when we were kids in high school or college.
"We've got to learn from the Pistons", Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. James grabbed a pass off the backboard from Josh Hart that he slammed home and punctuated with a shimmy on the baseline when he landed.
Less than a week after passing Michael Jordan for fourth on the NBA's career scoring list, LeBron James delivered a memorable night at the arena Jordan first made famous. He's one of the all-time great winners that our game has ever seen. It felt like everybody had shots tonight.
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