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Led by James Harden’s 36 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST and season-high 3 BLK, the Nets defeated the Lakers, 122-115. This is Harden’s 63rd career triple-double and his 5th of the season. Harden is now the 8th player in NBA history and the 1st player in Nets franchise history to record a triple-double on Christmas Day. Patty Mills added a career-high tying 34 PTS (Christmas Day record 8 3pt FG) and a season-high 7 AST in the victory, while LeBron James (39 PTS, 9 REB, 7 AST, 3 STL) and Russell Westbrook (13 PTS, 12 REB, 11 AST) combined for 52 PTS in the losing effort. This is Westbrook’s 6th triple-double of the season, 190th triple-double of his career and 2nd career triple-double on Christmas Day. The Nets improve to 22-9 on the season, while the Lakers fall to 16-18.
Next Games: Brooklyn Nets at LA Clippers – Dec.27th at 10:30pm/et on NBATV
Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets – Dec.28th at 8pm/et on NBA League Pass