The teams were meeting for the third time in four weeks already this season, a schedule quirk that didn't particularly please either coach.
Walton said he believed Rondo suffered the fracture while making a steal in the fourth quarter off Jusuf Nurkic with 8:24 left.
The only downside for the Lakers came with an injury to Rajon Rondo, who faces at least two weeks on the sidelines after suffering a broken hand.
The Lakers (7-6) have won three in a row to get them over.500 for the first time this season.
"When I'm able to do what I love to do, do it at this level, even being mentioned with the greats who have played this game - it just always brings me back to my home town of Akron", James told ESPN after the game.
Ahead of LeBron James in the career scoring list are Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. "A 100-point scorer. One of the greatest scorer-rebounders to ever play this game". "I know he'll get right to it with his rehab, but it's next man up". On a night when he passed Wilt Chamberlain as the NBA's fifth all-time leading scorer, James delivered his most rousing performance of the season, scoring 44 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and distributing 9 assists.
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Dutton also called on Labor to pass government legislation giving authorities access to encrypted messaging services, a bill which has been criticised by numerous stakeholders as being too broad in execution.
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Pakistan is indeed not able to manage its four provinces, how can it manage Kashmir? People who are dying there, it is painful. Kashmir is and will always be a part of India", ANI quoted Singh as saying.
The 33-year-old superstar scored 28 points in the second half and vaulted past Chamberlain on a three-point play with 3:55 to go, finishing the night with 31,425 points, six more than Chamberlain amassed in his iconic career. The former has minimal experience on the season and often looked overwhelmed with the speed of the league.
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had a game-high 31 points to go with nine rebounds and four assists, but Marc Gasol finished with 29 points and five rebounds while going 6 for 12 from 3-point range in the Grizzlies' 116-113 win over Milwaukee.
JaVale McGee supported James with 20 points, while fellow starters Brandon Ingram (17) and Lonzo Ball (11) also weighed in with double-digit tallies. Likewise, expect to see an uptick in Ball's minutes with Rondo now out. And I believe we've done that since the start of training camp. "And the way he orchestrates a unit and getting guys shots".
"That is where he will be missed the most".
And as the final whistle blew, he made sure to grab one key thing to remember the night forever.