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NBA | Lakers improve to 8-0 on the road

Swing time: New York Knicks guard R.J. Barrett seems to be enjoying his lead role against Golden State Warriors.   | Photo Credit: Jeff Chiu

LeBron James scored a season-high 34 points as Los Angeles Lakers won its eighth straight road game with a 113-106 victory over Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.

James made a key three-pointer and capped his night with an emphatic double-clutch slam dunk as the Lakers improved to an NBA best 12-4 in the season.

The Lakers bottled up reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds but had a career high nine turnovers.

Elsewhere, R.J. Barrett recorded a career best with 28 points, and New York Knicks used a 40-point first quarter to build a lead it relinquished only momentarily in a 119-104 victory over Golden State Warriors.

Stephen Curry had a game-high 30 points for the Warriors, who were coming off back-to-back wins over Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.

The Warriors lost Draymond Green to a disputed technical ejection in the second quarter, when he appeared to be yelling at his own teammate James Wiseman — but the officials saw it differently.

The results:

Jazz bt Pelicans 129-118; Warriors lost to Knicks 119-104; Bucks lost to Lakers 113-106.

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