LeBron James powered home an emphatic reverse jam en route to scoring a game-high 36 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Chicago Bulls to snap a five-game losing streak.
Playing on a minutes restriction, James produced an ultra-efficient display, nailing 15 of his 23 shots while hauling down 10 rebounds and handing out four assists as the Lakers overcame their lowest-scoring first quarter of the season (16 points) to win 123-107.
James brought the fans at the United Center to their feet with a spectacular highlight play in the third quarter. The Lakers, trailing 64-59, stole possession as Bulls forward Otto Porter Jr was unable to collect a Kris Dunn pass. Kyle Kuzma collected the ball close to his own baseline and lofted a full court pass behind the Bulls defense for James to chase.
Kuzma’s lead-pass bounced high in the Bulls paint at the perfect height for an unopposed James to catch in mid-air and hammer home a two-handed reverse slam.