LeBron James live stats: Lakers vs. Wizards score, updates, highlights from pursuit of 40,000 points

LeBron James is once again on the doorstep of history.

Less than 24 hours after turning in a heroic 34-point performance in a comeback win over the Clippers, James and the Lakers look to build upon their late-season momentum when they host the Wizards on Thursday night. Also of note: James enters the night 40 points away from reaching the 40,000-point milestone.

James, who became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer in February 2023, is putting his record in uncharted — and unreachable — territory. Based on his 19-point fourth quarter against the Clippers, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that he gets all 40 points against Washington’s league-worst defense

Follow along below as The Sporting News tracks live scoring updates and highlights from Lakers vs. Wizards as James inches toward another incredible scoring milestone.

MORE: What to know about LeBron James’ scoring record as he approaches 40K

Lakers vs. Wizards score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
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LeBron James live stats, updates, highlights from pursuit of 40,000 points 

Updates will begin before tip-off at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Pregame

10:30 p.m.: It’s almost showtime and the starters are in.

Los Angeles will go with D’Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, LeBron James, Rui Hachimura and Anthony Davis.

The Wizards are starting Tyus Jones, Landry Shamet, Deni Avdija, Kyle Kuzma and Marvin Bagley III.

10 p.m.: The ambidextrous LeBron James has been cleared to go on the second end of a back-to-back.

What channel Is Lakers vs. Wizards on today?

  • TV channel (Los Angeles): Spectrum SportsNet
  • TV channel (Washington): Monumental Sports Network
  • Live stream: NBA League Pass

Thursday night’s game between the Lakers and Wizards will air on regional sports networks in Southern California and the Washington, D.C. area. Fans elsewhere can stream the game with a subscription to NBA League Pass.

Lakers vs. Wizards start time

  • Date: Thursday, Feb. 29
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET | 7:30 p.m. PT

The matchup between the Lakers and Wizards will tip off around 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. local time) from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

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