The Rundown: Nuggets escape Raptors, LeBron eclipses Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record

Published February 13, 2022, 1:00 PMMiguel Flores

Nikola Jokic’s double-double and game-saving block allowed the Nuggets to hold off the Raptors. LeBron James became the No. 1 all-time scorer (regular season and playoffs) in Lakers loss.


Trail Blazers 112, Knicks 103

Grizzlies 125, Hornets 118

Kings 123, Wizards 110

Spurs 124, Pelicans 114

76ers 103, Cavaliers 93

Nuggets 110, Raptors 109

Heat 115, Nets 111

Bulls 106, Thunder 101

Clippers 99, Mavericks 97

Suns 132, Magic 105

Warriors 117, Lakers 115

What went down

The Denver Nuggets had a typical Denver Nuggets game – they got a monster stat line from Nikola Jokic, who also happened to make the game-winning play.

In the second game of back-to-back on the road, the Nuggets escaped the Toronto Raptors, thanks to a late block from Jokic that prevented OG Anunoby from winning the game for the Raptors.

The reigning MVP finished with 28 points, 15 rebounds, and six assists to end the Raptors’ six-game win streak, adding to his growing MVP resumé for this season.

On the other end of the continent, LeBron James passed became the all-time leading scorer in NBA history, including both the regular season and the playoffs, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Although it’s technically not the all-time crown everyone celebrates, this put into perspective just how great James has been for so long.

Typical for James’ Los Angeles Lakers this year, they just couldn’t pull off a win despite historic feats from The King. The Golden State Warriors let a 15-point first-half lead evaporate, but still held on in crunch time.

The Warriors maintained their second place seat in the West, improving to 42-15. The Lakers, on the other hand, continued to fall in the standings, spiraling to ninth with a 26-31 slate.

Big time baller

After stopping by his biggest hater's funeral, Joel Embiid decided it was also time to bury the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Embiid slammed in 40 points to go with 14 rebounds, 10 assists, and three steals. He just showed that the Sixers are title contenders as long as he’s healthy.

What he said

First-time All-Star Dejounte Murray had a monster game to lead the San Antonio Spurs past the New Orleans Pelicans, dropping 31 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds. But he did have one turnover – a sin he knew he'd had to repent for with the Point God.

Did you see that?

This reunion between James Harden and Daryl Morey might be as stirring as Red finding Andy at the end of The Shawkshank Redemption.