Feb. 9 (UPI) -- LeBron James logged his third triple-double of the season and helped the Los Angeles Lakers rally for their fifth consecutive win, a seven-point, overtime triumph over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
James had 28 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists in the 119-112 win on Monday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Fellow Lakers All-Star Anthony Davis did not play due to an Achilles injury.
"Our pace kicks up as the game goes on," James told reporters. "We have to be more conscientious of how we are starting games.
"We don't want allow ourselves to get down by double digits."
Thunder forward Darius Bazley scored 12 points in the first quarter to help his team earn a 33-26 lead. James then scored 11 points in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 60-56 at halftime.
The Thunder held the lead through the third frame and for most of the fourth frame before the Lakers rallied. Oklahoma City went on a 14-0 run at the end of the third frame and took an 84-76 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Thunder pushed its lead to 11 points two minutes into the final frame. The Lakers offense woke up at the end of the quarter. Dennis Schroder capped off an 8-0 run and gave the Lakers a 110-107 lead with a jump shot and a free throw with 15.9 seconds remaining.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander went on to make three free throws at the end of regulation, which forced overtime. The Lakers then scored the first seven points of overtime to retake the lead, which they never surrendered.
Schroder scored 19 points and had seven rebounds and five assists in the win. Kyle Kuzma had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers. Montrezl Harrell chipped in 21 points and eight rebounds off the Lakers bench.
Gilgeous-Alexander scored a game-high 29 points for the Thunder. He also had 10 assists and seven rebounds. Bazley had 21 points and 16 rebounds in the loss. Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo had 20 points and 11 rebounds.
The Lakers (19-6) have a rematch against the Thunder (10-13) at 10 p.m. EST on Wednesday in Los Angeles.