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LeBron James logs triple-double, Lakers beat Nuggets

LeBron James scored a game-high 27 points for the Los Angeles Lakers in a win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday in Los Angeles. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
LeBron James scored a game-high 27 points for the Los Angeles Lakers in a win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday in Los Angeles. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 5 (UPI) -- LeBron James recorded a 27-point, 10-rebound and 10-assist triple-double performance to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a comeback victory over the Denver Nuggets Thursday night.

The game featured five lead changes and was tied six times before the Lakers finished off the Nuggets in the 114-93 triumph at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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"We all just try to do our part," James told reporters in a postgame Zoom video conference. "There are five guys on a string and we all try to work together.

"When we do that, we are very, very good."

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Denver jumped out to a 30-27 lead in the first quarter. The Nuggets then outscored the Lakers 28-19 in the second quarter to earn a 58-46 lead at halftime.

The Lakers put together a few short runs to start the third quarter. They then ended the frame on a 15-0 run to take an 83-75 lead into the fourth quarter. Los Angeles outscored Denver 31-18 over the final 12 minutes to secure the win.

Lakers guard Dennis Schroder had 21 points in the win. Talen Horton-Tucker had 17 points for the Lakers. Anthony Davis and Montrezl Harrell scored 13 points apiece in the win.

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Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with 20 points. Nuggets center Nikola Jokic had 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Monte Morris had 16 points in the loss.

"When we put our minds to it, we can do great things," Lakers coach Frank Vogel said.

The Lakers (17-6) next host the Detroit Pistons at 10 p.m. EST on Saturday and the Nuggets (12-9) travel to play the Sacramento Kings at 5 p.m. EST on Saturday at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

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Moments from LeBron James' career

St. Vincent-St. Mary High School senior LeBron James (L) drives around a Zanesvuille defender in Akron, Ohio, on February 14, 2003. James is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. A couple months later, the Cleveland Cavaliers coach was suspended because James worked out with the team before he graduated from high school. Photo by Tom Cammett/UPI | License Photo

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