LeBron James: First Lakers Win 'Feels Great'

Minnesota Timberwolves Taj Gibson right congratulates Derrick Rose after the Timberwolves defeated the Utah Jazz 128-125

LeBron James earned his first win as a Laker and helped halt a three-game losing streak with 19 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds in the Lakers' 131-113 win over the Phoenix Suns.

It follows three straight defeats for the Lakers to start the season after James, 33, joined from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer.

It was the Lakers' first victory at home this season, after winning their first game overall Wednesday at Phoenix. LeBron also talks about having Kobe Bryant in attendance for Thursday's game and the importance of Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma stepping up with the absence of Rajon Rondo and Brendan Ingram.

James joins a Lakers club that has missed the playoffs in each of their last five seasons, the longest playoff drought in franchise history for the 16-time National Basketball Association champions.

"We could feel his anger", Lance Stephenson said afterward about Walton's message at the team's morning meeting on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

They were also missing Brandon Ingram who was slapped with a four-game ban for starting the melee, then, after being separated, charging back into the kerfuffle and throwing a wild sucker punch from behind at an unsuspecting Houston player.

Jokic had 11 points and six rebounds for the Nuggets in the first half, but Denver was just 3-of-14 from 3-point range in the first two quarters.

Kuzma added two huge dunks down the stretch of Los Angeles' second win in two days after an 0-3 start.

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"We got stops. They are one of the best offensive teams we have in this league and when you do that you are able to get out and run", said James, who posted his 74th career triple-double. Deandre Ayton, the first draft pick this year, had 22 points and 11 rebounds.

"[Stephenson's] tenacity, his competitive nature just kinda brought us back into that game", James said.

Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Derrick Rose had 16 and Taj Gibson 13 for Minnesota.

The two-time MVP, 30, finished three points short of his career high of 54 and three three-pointers short of breaking his National Basketball Association record of 13 made in a single game as he did not enter for the fourth quarter. "Just being cautious", he said.

The Rockets had to rely on 34-year-old Carmelo Anthony who finished with 22 points.

Paul finished up a two-game suspension for his role in the fight with Lakers Rondo.

Los Angeles outscored the Suns 44-24 in the second quarter.

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