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Lakers’ early playoff exit is historic for LeBron James

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The Lakers and Suns faced off last night, with the chance of the defending champions being eliminated. The Lakers had to play without Anthony Davis, and they sure missed him, as their season came to an end with a 113-100 loss to Phoenix.
It’s a historic loss not for the Lakers, but specifically for LeBron James. Before last night, he had never lost a first round series. Ever.

  • James was 14-0 in the first round in his career
  • James did not lose a first round game — yes game, not series — from 2012 to 2018

It was all Suns from the start, with Devin Booker having a stand-out game. He had nearly as many points (33) in the first half as the Lakers (41) had Read more.

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