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LeBron James shines as Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City Thunder in overtime

LeBron James shines against Oklahoma City Thunder

LeBron James scored 28 points in a stellar display to help the Los Angeles Lakers to a 119-112 overtime win against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

James also served up 14 rebounds and 12 assists as his team earned a fifth straight win to leave them second in the Western Conference.

Only the Utah Jazz sit above the Lakers in the Western Conference.

Elsewhere on Monday, Stephen Curry was in fine form for the Golden State Warriors but his 32 points were not enough to beat the San Antonio Spurs.

In a thrilling game, the Spurs led by a single point with less than nine seconds on the clock before DeMar DeRozan converted four free throws.

The Chicago Bulls’ Zach LaVine scored 35 points but the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal matched that tally as the Wizards edged the game 105-101.

Trailing 103-101 with 9.8 seconds left, LaVine missed a contested layup. Beal recovered the rebound, drew a foul and hit two free throws to seal the win.

Devin Booker’s 36 points helped the Phoenix Suns to a third win in a row as they saw off the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-113.

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