The Rundown: LeBron returns, Grant has career-high 44

Published November 26, 2022, 2:50 PMJon Carlos Rodriguez

LeBron James came back from an injury to help the Lakers to a win, while Jerami Grant scored a career-high 44 points for the Blazers.


Hornets 110, Timberwolves 108

Sixers 107, Magic 99

Trail Blazers 132, Knicks 129

Celtics 122, Kings 104

Pacers 128, Nets 117

Heat 110, Wizards 107

Rockets 128, Kings 122

Grizzlies 132, Pelicans 111

Bucks 117, Cavaliers 102

Thunder 123, Bulls 119

Lakers 105, Spurs 94

Suns 108, Pistons 102

Warriors 129, Jazz 118

Nuggets 114, Clippers 104

What went down

With a busy 14 games on the slate, here are a couple of things that stood out:

LeBron James came back after missing five games, scored 21 points, and delivered a win versus the Spurs. Laker Nation no doubt celebrated the King’s return. AD won’t have to work two shifts.

If a combined 83 points from Trae Young and Dejounte Murray can’t beat the Rockets, then what can?

The Utah Jazz went all-in against the defending champs Warriors until Steph Curry put his foot down in the fourth and said, “Enough!” Curry scored 13 of his 33 points in the final period to put away the Jazz.

Ben Simmons shot a perfect 8-of-8 from the field and added six rebounds and three assists. Still, the Nets lost to the Pacers by 11.

Big-time ballers

Giannis Antetokounmpo held a personal dunkfest versus Cleveland, sparking a comeback victory for Milwaukee. The Greek Freak scored 38 points on an efficient 65 percent shooting. He won’t go home angry after this game.

Without Damian Lillard clocking in Dame Time in New York, Jerami Grant punched in and dropped a career-high 44 points in the overtime win against the Knicks. The 44 points are the most points scored by a Trail Blazer at Madison Square Garden.

Anfernee Simons almost came close with a record of his own by scoring 38 points for Portland. 

Shake Milton also stepped up in the absence of James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, and Joel Embiid. Milton hung 24 points on the Magic, adding 10 assists and nine rebounds. Milton has been playing big for the Sixers lately, scoring in double figures in six of his last seven games.

Jalen Green also threw his name in the hat of big-time ballers with a 30-5-5 night in a huge win versus the Hawks.

What he said 

SGA is a legit All-Star level hooper at this point, but what’s more important is that his OKC Thunder got the win in overtime against a tough Bulls team. 

Did you see that?

Bam Adebayo played big against the Wizards, highlighting his 38-point game with this insane lob: