LeBron James fourth player to reach 33000 career points

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Davis' performance broke an National Basketball Association record as he is now the first player in league history to score over 40 points in their return to the city they last played for.

First Things First analyst Nick Wright shared his thoughts on LeBron's milestone and his great career.

Anthony Davis was met with a chorus of boos in his much-anticipated return to New Orleans, but the Los Angeles Lakers star had his teammates cheering as he turned in a dominant performance to lead his team to their ninth-straight win to move to 16-2 on the season. From the moment Davis hit the floor in warm-ups, the boos came crashing down on the former Pelicans forward, the franchise leader in points, rebounds, blocks, field goals made and more.

New Orleans briefly went back up by four before Davis, who'd received treatment after banging his right elbow at the end of the third quarter, returned to the game and immediately threw down an alley-oop feed from James.

Trailing by as many as 16 in the third quarter, the Lakers began to take control with a 9-0 run to open the fourth, trimming New Orleans' lead to 89-88.

Davis had a solid outing in his first game back at the Smoothie King Center.

Davis may continue to be coming to grips with being a Laker, but he has not allowed the new changes and high expectations affect his play in the slightest.

After Hart's two free throws ended the Pelicans scoring drought, Kuzma tied the score with another 3-pointer.

The Pelicans appeared buoyed by the partisan energy permeating the arena, going up 38-35 on Holiday's step-back three as the first quarter expired.

James reached the mark with 5:25 remaining in the fourth quarter, burying a three-pointer over Pelicans rookie Jaxson Hayes for his 23rd point of the night. And the Pelicans maintained a double-digit lead until early in the fourth quarter.

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