By STEVE MEGARGEE
AP Sports Writer
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony Davis scored a season-high 44 points, LeBron James overtook Magic Johnson on the NBA’s career assists list and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 133-129 in a thriller. Davis and James helped give Lakers coach Darvin Ham a triumphant return to Milwaukee. Ham worked on Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer’s staff from 2018-22. The Lakers withstood a 40-point performance from Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo. James made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:22 left and had 28 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.
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