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  • The Mavericks’ James Johnson and the Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell collide during the first half of Friday night’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) tosses powder in the air prior to an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

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  • LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 25: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball in front of Tim Hardaway Jr. #11 of the Dallas Mavericks in the first half at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 25: Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks guards LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 25: Trey Burke #3 of the Dallas Mavericks guards Dennis Schroder #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the second half at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 138-115. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 25: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes to the hoop against Josh Richardson #0 and Dwight Powell #7 of the Dallas Mavericks in the first half at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 25: Wesley Matthews #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Trey Burke #3 of the Dallas Mavericks in the first half at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 25: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes to the hoop against Josh Richardson #0 and Dwight Powell #7 of the Dallas Mavericks in the first half at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 25: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes to the hoop against Josh Richardson #0 and Dwight Powell #7 of the Dallas Mavericks in the first half at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

  • The Los Angeles Lakers play the Dallas Mavericks in an empty Staples Center amid the coronavirus pandemic, during an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 25: Wesley Matthews #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers fouls Trey Burke #3 of the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 25: Trey Burke #3 of the Dallas Mavericks looks on as Dennis Schroder #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot in the second half at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 138-115. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 25: Quinn Cook #2, Jared Dudley #10, and Montrezl Harrell #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers guard Tyrell Terry #1 of the Dallas Mavericks in the second half at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 138-115. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 25: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 25: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the last minutes of the game from the bench while playing the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 138-115. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis, left, goes to the basket and is fouled by Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroeder (17) goes to the basket while defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Maxi Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) shoots against Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Trey Burke (3) drives to basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) goes to the basket while defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) dunks next to Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Wesley Matthews (9) is defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Trey Burke (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) goes up for a layup against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) dribbles against Dallas Mavericks’ James Johnson (16) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) shoots against Dallas Mavericks’ Trey Burke (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis, left, tries to knock the ball away from Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis, left, tries to knock the ball away from Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) drives against Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) dribble the ball against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis dunks against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Maximilian Kleber (42) grabs a rebound against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) dribbles against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Willie Cauley-Stein (33) goes to the basket while defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers’ Marc Gasol (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) reacts after being injuried during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) looks to pass while under pressure from Dallas Mavericks’ James Johnson (16) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Trey Burke (3) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) shoots over Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis, right, shoots over Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell, second from right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) dunks next to Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Josh Richardson (0) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers’ Marc Gasol (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Marc Gasol (14) is defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Josh Richardson (0) goes up for a lay up against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) shoots against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) greets Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) in the timeout during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) goes to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) shoots over Dallas Mavericks’ Maximilian Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) shoots against Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) drives against Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) drives against Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Trey Burke (3) passes the ball while defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) s defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) shoots against Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) goes to the basket while defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Maximilian Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’Tyrell Terry (1) goes up for a lay up against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) dribbles against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) goes to the basket while defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) drives against Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Jalen Brunson (13) drives past Los Angeles Lakers’ Talen Horton-Tucker (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Willie Cauley-Stein (33) goes to the basket while defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) looks to pass the ball while defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis dunks against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) drives against Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) and Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) looks to pass while under pressure from Dallas Mavericks’ James Johnson (16) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) goes to the basket while defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell (7) and Dallas Mavericks’ Josh Richardson (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) is defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) shoots against Dallas Mavericks’ Maximilian Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) shoots as Dallas Mavericks’ James Johnson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) drives against Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) is fouled by Dallas Mavericks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Jalen Brunson (13) tries to knock the ball away from Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Talen Horton-Tucker (5) grabs a rebound next to Dallas Mavericks’ Willie Cauley-Stein (33) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Wesley Matthews (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) goes to the basket against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Willie Cauley-Stein (33) goes to the basket while defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Marc Gasol (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) shoots against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) passes the against Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell, right, drives to basket while defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic falls to the court after being fouled by Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroeder (17) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) shoots over Dallas Mavericks’ Maximilian Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) drives past Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) shoots over Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) greets Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) in the timeout during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Marc Gasol (14) looks to pass the ball while defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) and Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, center, struggles for the ball while defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, right, and Dorian Finney-Smith during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) drives against Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Marc Gasol (14) gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) shoots against Dallas Mavericks’ Trey Burke (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Alfonzo McKinnie (28) fights for a rebound with Dallas Mavericks’Tyrell Terry (1) and Dallas Mavericks’ Wes Iwundu (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Willie Cauley-Stein (33) goes to the basket while defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) goes to the basket while defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) is defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Josh Richardson (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Alex Caruso (4) drives the ball against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) dunks against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis dunks against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) dunks against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Josh Richardson (0) drives past Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) goes to the basket while defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) and Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) looks to pass while under pressure from Dallas Mavericks’ James Johnson (16) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Wesley Matthews (9) drives against Dallas Mavericks’ Trey Burke (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) shoots as Dallas Mavericks’ James Johnson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) controls the ball against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) goes up for a lay up against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Alex Caruso (4) drives against Dallas Mavericks’ Willie Cauley-Stein (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) drives against Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) is defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel wearing a face mask talks to a referee during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) dribbles against Los Angeles Lakers’ Wesley Matthews (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) goes to the basket while defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell (7) and Dallas Mavericks’ Josh Richardson (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) dribbles against Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) goes to the basket while defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Maximilian Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) passes the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Marc Gasol (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel wearing a face mask stands courtside during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) drives against Dallas Mavericks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Maximilian Kleber (42) passes the balll against Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) shoots over Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) drives the ball against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) looks back after scoring against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) drives against Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) falls to the court while defend by Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Josh Richardson (0) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) shoots against Dallas Mavericks’ Willie Cauley-Stein (33) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) drives against Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Talen Horton-Tucker (5) is fouled by Dallas Mavericks’ Willie Cauley-Stein (33) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) shoots against Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) shoots over Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) drives between Dallas Mavericks’ Willie Cauley-Stein (33) and Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle wearinf=g a face mask stands courtside during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) struggle for the ball while defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) and Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis, left, tries to knock the ball away from Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) shpts against Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) goes up for a lay up against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) shoots against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) passes the against Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) drives against Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) gestures after scoring against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) dunks next to Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) reacts after being injuried during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) reacts after being injuried during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) goes to the basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) drives against Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) and Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) looks to pass the ball under pressure from Dallas Mavericks’ James Johnson (16) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) lies on the court after being injuried during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) is defended by Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) reacts a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) shoots next to Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 138-115. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) drives against Los Angeles Lakers’ Dennis Schroder (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Talen Horton-Tucker (5) drives against Dallas Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) goes to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) shoots against Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Dallas Mavericks’ Willie Cauley-Stein (33) goes to the basket while defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) dribbles against Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Wesley Matthews (9) drives against Dallas Mavericks’ Trey Burke (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • The Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell, left, and the Mavericks’ Boban Marjanovic, former Clippers teammates, greet each other after the end of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES — The NBA’s record-setting, most efficient offense from last season took the Staples Center floor Friday night.

The Lakers made them look second-rate by comparison.

A 138-115 Christmas Day victory over the Dallas Mavericks rang glad tidings for the Lakers offensively, as they rolled over their counterparts with brisk shooting figures and a variety of looks. What might be most frightening for the NBA in this early stage is how balanced the Lakers were on their way to victory: Five Lakers scored at least 13 points, and no one scored more than Anthony Davis, who had 28.

“Damn,” Davis said, “we have a really good team.”

The Lakers’ offense had success everywhere, from the paint – where the team scored 52 points – to the 3-point line, where it shot 48.7% (19 for 39). The Lakers’ bench outscored the Dallas reserves by 20 points. When all else failed, James (22 points, 10 assists) and Davis adeptly hit shots in one-on-one situations toward the end of the play clock, including turnaround hooks and fadeaway spins, combining to shoot 18 for 34 from the field on the evening.

It’s an early peek at the potential the Lakers glimpsed when they added Dennis Schröder (18 points, six assists) and Montrezl Harrell (22 points) to the roster, putting the pieces together for an offensive juggernaut that has more answers in the halfcourt offense than the title-winning squad from last season.

While Luka Doncic, the 21-year-old phenom who began the season as the odds-on favorite for MVP, scored 27 points, he struggled to carry his team back into contention, finishing 9 for 19 from the field. Perhaps hoping to size up the player who many believe will one day challenge his greatness, James sought out Doncic on defense several times and hit a turnaround fadeaway over him in the second quarter.

The Mavericks figure to be more of a force to be reckoned with when versatile big man Kristaps Porzingis returns from offseason knee surgery. In the meantime, the Lakers showed just how tough their offense will be: Last year’s championship-winning team scored 138 points or more only once during the entire regular season. And this season’s version is just getting started.

“We know what our identity is, our team knows what our identity is,” James said. “The ball is gonna be in me and A.D.’s hands the majority of the time, but we have the ability to be able to defer to Dennis so he can run the offense; to be able to (go to) Trez so he can post up and do his thing; get the ball to Kuz in his sweet spots as well.”

The Lakers showed more aggression and speed than in their season opener: James particularly pushed the tempo, notching seven of his 10 assists by early in the second quarter. The Mavericks trailed the entire second half, struggling to find any way to keep the Lakers from the basket.

Aggression translated in more ways than just offense: The Lakers owned the glass, nearly doubling Dallas in rebounds and outscoring them 35-0 on second-chance points, the first time any NBA team has accomplished that since 1996. Coach Frank Vogel gave his team credit for their effort, as six Lakers had at least six rebounds.

“(The Mavericks) embarrassed us last year with their perimeter crashing and put up high offensive rebounding totals against us,” Vogel said. “It was a big point of emphasis in the game plan tonight … really remarkable for our team this early in the season.”

Newcomers Schröder and Harrell had strong games. Schröder knifed through the Mavericks’ perimeter for a 7-for-11 night shooting, while also taking on the challenge of picking up Doncic on full-court defense. Harrell’s sharp elbows helped paved the way for his dirty work around the rim – even when Dallas attempted to sub in Boban Marjanovic, the 7-foot-4, 290-pound center, to punish the Lakers’ smaller lineups, he managed to wedge in shots past him or shoot over him.

An ESPN report described preliminary conversations between the Lakers and Schröder about a possible contract extension: The 27-year-old is the only core piece of the team not locked up for the next few years, and he is scheduled to be a free agent this summer. Asked about it after the game, Schröder said he was “very comfortable” in Los Angeles after getting traded from Oklahoma City in the offseason.

“For sure I want to extend,” he said. “But it’s got to be fair on both sides.”

James crept up the list of scorers on Christmas Day games to second, his 383 points behind only Kobe Bryant (395). James has a career 10-5 record on Christmas, now tied with former teammate Dwyane Wade for most Christmas victories. He was feeling chummy enough afterward to joke about his plans for postgame swigs of wine.

It’s understandable. If the Christmas Day effort is any indication, James has plenty to feel good about for the holidays.

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