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NBA: LeBron James Stars As LA Lakers Cruise To An Easy Victory Over Atlanta Hawks - In Pics

LeBron James had 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds, and D’Angelo Russell scored 27 points while tying the Lakers’ single-season record for 3-pointers in a 136-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. Russell’s six 3-pointers against the Hawks gave him 183 this season, passing Kobe Bryant’s 180 in the 2005-06 season and tying Nick Van Exel’s franchise record set in 1994-95. Russell’s latest standout shooting display was highlighted by a beautiful 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer followed by two more early in the fourth to tie the record before the Lakers emptied their bench. Russell also had 10 assists, while Anthony Davis had 22 points and 15 rebounds as the Lakers snapped a two-game skid with their 13th win in 20 games since losing in Atlanta in late January. Davis left Saturday’s loss to Golden State early with a scratched cornea in his left eye, but the All-Star big man recovered quickly enough to start against the Hawks. Los Angeles, which hasn’t lost three straight games since early January, also moved back up to ninth place in the Western Conference standings with this win and Golden State’s loss to New York.

NBA 2023-24: LA Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks | Photo: AP/Damian Dovarganes

Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis (3) blocks Atlanta Hawks' Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.

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NBA 2023-24: LA Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks
NBA 2023-24: LA Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks | Photo: AP/Damian Dovarganes

Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis (3) shoots the ball against Atlanta Hawks' Dejountee Murray (5) doing the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.

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NBA 2023-24: LA Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks
NBA 2023-24: LA Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks | Photo: AP/Damian Dovarganes

Atlanta Hawks' Jalen Johnson (1) scores over Los Angeles Lakers' Austin Reaves (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.

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NBA 2023-24: LA Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks
NBA 2023-24: LA Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks | Photo: AP/Damian Dovarganes

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) drives with the ball against Atlanta Hawks' Dejountee Murray (5) during the first half of an NBA game in Los Angeles.

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NBA 2023-24: LA Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks
NBA 2023-24: LA Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks | Photo: AP/Damian Dovarganes

Los Angeles Lakers' Rui Hachimura (28) scores against Atlanta Hawks' Jalen Johnson (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.

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NBA 2023-24: LA Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks
NBA 2023-24: LA Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks | Photo: AP/Damian Dovarganes

Atlanta Hawks' Vit Krejci (27) defends against Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) during an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.

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NBA 2023-24: LA Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks
NBA 2023-24: LA Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks | Photo: AP/Damian Dovarganes

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) celebrates after scoring against the Atlanta Hawks during the fist half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.

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