James’ scoring average this season: 29.9.
Potential record-breaker: At his current rate of 29.9 points per game, with 158 points needed to pass Abdul-Jabbar, it would take James six more games to become the NBA’s scoring leader. Assuming he does not miss any games, that makes the potential record-breaking game Feb. 7 at home against Oklahoma City.
Next Lakers game: Saturday at Boston.
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