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Coming off a Christmas Day defeat to Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks, LeBron James helped put an end to the Los Angeles Lakers‘ four-game losing streak on Tuesday night, scoring a game-high 28 points in a 129-110 win over the Orlando Magic.

Despite going 0-for-7 from the three-point line, James connected on 12 of 24 targets from the floor and has shot at least 50% from the field in each of his last eight games. LeBron also recorded seven assists and five rebounds and played only 31 minutes, his lowest total of the season.

James got plenty of help in the victory, including a 21-point, 10-rebound effort from Thomas Bryant, who’s played solid basketball with Anthony Davis on the shelf with a foot injury. In addition, Russell Westbrook recorded his third triple-double of the month off the bench with 15 points, 13 assists, and 13 rebounds.

Markelle Fultz led the way for the Magic with 16 points, while Franz Wagner and Wendell Carter Jr. each kicked in 15. This year’s No. 1 overall pick, Paolo Banchero, had a rough night attempting to guard LeBron and had five fouls while scoring only four points in 22 minutes.

How close is LeBron James to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record after the Lakers’ win over the Magic?

LeBron James during a Lakers-Magic matchup in December 2022
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers slams the ball against the Orlando Magic during the third quarter at Amway Center on December 27, 2022 | Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Let’s Not Forget LeBron James Technically Became the NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer a While Ago

With his 28-point effort on Tuesday night, LeBron James now has 37,786 regular-season points for his career, putting him just 601 behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s all-time NBA record of 38,387.

If James stays healthy and maintains his season scoring average of 27.8 points per game moving forward, he’ll pass Kareem on Thursday, February 9, when the Lakers host the Milwaukee Bucks.