January 30, 2023 | 9:30 pm EST Update
James, 38, will be reevaluated before Tuesday’s game at Madison Square Garden. With James just 117 points shy of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time NBA scoring record, his absence from at least one game this week pushes his timeline for breaking the record back and means he could eclipse Kareem at home in Los Angeles as opposed to on the road.
Had he played against Brooklyn, he would have been on pace to break the NBA scoring record Saturday in New Orleans. Instead, the timeline gets pushed back to Feb. 7 at home against the Thunder, or possibly Feb. 9 at home against the Bucks.
January 30, 2023 | 8:12 pm EST Update
The Vertical: “I knew greatness would be out here early.” Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook putting in work before tonight’s game 👀 pic.twitter.com/pn5yGMzeRx