Doncic became the youngest player to post such a statline, while James became the oldest.
ESPN Stats & Information research broke down the matchup further, highlighting what the two did when guarding each other: James was 5 for 7, including 4 for 4 on 3-pointers for 15 points; Doncic made his only shot, a 3-pointer, when James was his primary defender. "That's what I thrive on, that's what I've always believed in, and he just plays the game the right way".
Doncic was thrilled to face James and receive high praise from him.
Walker scored 23 of his 33 points in the second half for his new team.
"That was just some insane stuff for me", Doncic said of the compliment.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Harrison Barnes scored on an offensive rebound with 2.9 seconds remaining after Nemanja Bjelica's missed 3-pointer, and Sacramento won its first game of the season, snapping a five-game skid. Doncic's third quarter was the best one I have ever seen him play.
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Doncic responded: "The words that he said after the game were something that were very special for me".
Though it's early in the season, both teams have shown that they can be among the elite in the loaded Western Conference.
"We've taken a lot of pride in how we carry ourselves as a second unit and what we have to do in terms of changing the tempo of the game and bringing that energy", Mills said about the strong effort by the Spurs' bench.
"That's on me", coach Rick Carlisle said. Lakers reserve Dwight Howard was involved in two controversial plays near the end of the game that could have resulted in calls against the Lakers at key moments, but didn't. I was able to inspire a kid that wasn't even in America.
"You can't watch this game and say the National Basketball Association isn't one of the most enjoyable things to watch in the world", Carlisle said.