James, Lakers start fast in racing past Hawks 122-101

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James, Lakers start fast in racing past Hawks 122-101
James, Lakers start fast in racing past Hawks 122-101

James, Lakers start fast in racing past Hawks 122-101 LeBron James scored 12 of his 33 points during a breathtaking opening nine minutes for the Los Angeles Lakers, who raced to a 25-point lead and handed the Atlanta Hawks their second ugly loss in 24 hours at Staples Center, 122-101 on Sunday night. Kobe Bryant watched from courtside as his former team used suffocating defense to fuel an outburst that gave it a 34-9 lead. In a quarter full of highlights, James' biggest play provided his first points. After JaVale McGee blocked Jabari Parker's shot, James grabbed the ball, passed to Danny Green and took the return pass for a slam dunk that brought the crowd to its feet two minutes in. James added

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