The Los Angeles Lakers lost 110-106 to the Sacramento Kings as LeBron James returned to the lineup for the first time in six weeks.
James finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists in the game. James also missed a potential game-winning three with 2.7 seconds remaining.
"For my first game in six weeks, I felt OK. As far as my wind, I felt pretty good. As far as my ankle, it was a little tight at times, obviously. ... But I came out unscathed and pretty good. So it's a good start," said James afterwards.
The Lakers, who have lost five out of their last six games, are only a half game ahead of the Mavs for the fifth seed in the Western Conference.
James looked forward to the rest of the season.
"It's only nine games left. It's just been ... it's been a hell of a season, obviously. ... But we look forward to the challenge. It is what it is. This is the season, and we've got to make the most out of it."