Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James records triple-double in Los Angeles Lakers first win since passing of Kobe Bryant

The Los Angeles Lakers were asked to rebound quickly from their emotional evening at the STAPLES Center one day ago.

Playing in a back-to-back on the road, the Lakers were in search of their first win since the passing of the late, great Kobe Bryant after falling short against the Portland Trail Blazers in their first game back in action.

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Traveling to Sacramento to take on the Kings, LeBron James wasn't ready to let his team drop two games in a row.

James assured that Los Angeles would come out on top, recording his 11th triple-double of the season - just one shy of Dallas Mavericks phenom Luka Doncic for most in the league.

LeBron posted fairly moderate numbers by his high standards, but filled up the box score for 15 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Lakers to a 129-113 victory to get things back on track.

Anthony Davis was the team's leading scorer in this one going for 21 points and that duo had it going from the jump, as Sacramento had no answer for either of the All-Star starters.

But it was an overall collaborative effort as seven different Lakers scored in double figures to earn the win.

Aside from Davis (21 points) and James (15 points), it was Avery Bradley (19 points) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (15 points), Rajon Rondo (13 points), Alex Caruso (13 points) and Kyle Kuzma (12 points) that finished with double digit points.

Their production across the board was too much for the Kings, as their only output to write home about came from De'Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield, who combined for 46 points.

The Lakers were sharing the ball in style in this one, as seen on these fancy fast break passes by James and Rondo.

That wasn't LeBron's only ridiculous dime either.

The Lakers advance to 37-11, standing alone atop of the Western Conference after picking up a much-needed win following what was an extremely emotional week for the franchise.

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