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James scores 29, plays center as Lakers rally past Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) LeBron James scored 29 points and played exclusively at center in the second half as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit and beat the Orlando Magic 116-105 on Friday night.

Los Angeles coach Frank Vogel replaced starting center Dwight Howard with James to start the second half, and the Lakers opened the third quarter on a 20-2 run. They outscored Orlando 31-16 in the third, making 13 of 23 shots and 5 of 8 3-pointers in the frame.

"He's the most unique player in the history of the game," Vogel said of James. "We won a championship with him playing point guard two years ago, he's been a ball-handling wing throughout his career and he's been playing center for us. It's pretty remarkable, and for him to be doing it at this stage of his career, it's even more remarkable."

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Leaders
Points: Cole Anthony18.2
Rebounds: Wendell Carter Jr.10.1
Assists: Cole Anthony5.8
FG%: Wendell Carter Jr.49.2%
Steals: Chuma Okeke1.36
Blocks: Mo Bamba2.14
Defense (Rank)
Points: 110.9 (22)
Rebounds: 46.4 (23)
Assists: 24.9 (21)
FG%: 46.1% (20)
FT%: 77.1% (15)
3P%: 36.2% (27)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 101.8 (29)
Rebounds: 43.7 (24)
Assists: 22.2 (26)
FG%: 42.7% (28)
FT%: 77.8% (11)
3P%: 32.4% (28)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Miami 29 17 .630 --
Charlotte 26 20 .565 3.0
Washington 23 23 .500 6.0
Atlanta 20 25 .444 8.5
Orlando 8 39 .170 21.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/13/2022 Tim Frazier 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
1/13/2022 Freddie Gillespie 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
1/13/2022 Hassani Gravett 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
1/6/2022 Admiral Schofield Signed as Free Agent Two-way contract
1/6/2022 Mychal Mulder Waived
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