LeBron James posted a game-high 31 points (9/19 FG, 6/12 3PT, 7/7 FT), grabbed five rebounds, handed out five assists, tallied two steals and blocked a shot in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 117-87 victory over the New York Knicks at Staples Center on Tuesday night. LeBron moved up to 13th on the all-time steals list. The Lakers, who responded to their 4-game losing streak with a 6-game winning streak, improved to 30-7, whereas the Knicks dropped to 10-27. After the game, James talked on Anthony Davis, who suffered a sacral contusion after landing hard on his back late in the third quarter:
“I asked him if I could do anything for him, he said you got to win for me. That’s what our team is all about. … Who said it would be easy? In the NBA guys get injured. Guys get sick. Obviously we know what AD’s meant for this team. Obviously there’s no replacing him. You can’t say you replace what he does, he does everything. But everybody else has got to chip in and be better. We’ll see what happens with his injury and take it from there,” James said, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.