NBA 2020-21: LeBron James becomes the leading No. 2 scorer on Christmas Day

SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 12: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the match against the Brooklyn Nets during a preseason game as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Shenzhen Universiade Center on October 12, 2019 in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

NBA 2020-21: With a stepback 3-pointer in the 3rd quarter against the Dallas Mavericks, LeBron James passed Oscar Robertson into the 2nd place on the Christmas Day scoring list in the NBA.

As usual, LeBron James delivered on Christmas and became the No. 2 leading scorer in the NBA.

With a stepback 3-pointer over Luka Doncic early in the third quarter, LeBron James moved past Oscar Robertson into second place on the all-time Christmas Day scoring list.

James finished with 22 points and added 7 rebounds and 10 assists in his 15th appearance on Christmas Day.

The “Big O” scored 377 points in 12 games and also posted four triple-doubles.

James also knocked down three 3-pointers for a share of the all-time Christmas Day record for made 3-pointers.

With 383 career points on Christmas Day, James trails only Kobe Bryant by 12 points.

All-Time Leading Stats On Christmas Day

1. Kobe Bryant stats — 395 points in 16 games (24.6 ppg on 40.8 FG%)
2. LeBron James stats — 383 points in 15 games (25.5 ppg on 48.4 FG%)
3. Oscar Roberson stats — 377 points in 12 games (31.4 ppg on 47.0 FG%)
4. Dwyane Wade stats  — 314 points in 13 games (24.1 ppg on 45.7 FG%)
5. Kevin Durant stats — 299 points in 10 games (29.9 ppg on 51.7 FG%)
6. Shaquille O’Neal stats  — 272 points in 13 games (20.9 ppg on 53.3 FG%)
7. Russell Westbrook stats  –241 points in 10 games (24.1 ppg on 38.7 FG%)
8. Dolph Schayes stats — 239 points in 13 games (18.3 ppg on 48.0 FG%)
9. Walt Bellamy stats  — 237 points in 9 games (26.3 ppg on 76.8 FG%)
10. Richie Guerin stats  — 232 points in 9 games (25.7 ppg on 53.6 FG%)

Notable Christmas Day nuggets

 Duncan Robinson knocked down six 3-pointers in the first half to set a Christmas Day record. He finished with 7 triples, tying the single-game mark set last year by Brandon Ingram and matched by Kyrie Irving a few hours later.

 Robinson’s sharpshooting helped Erik Spoelstra improve to 8-0 on Christmas Day, setting the NBA record for most wins on the holiday without a loss. Spoelstra had shared the record with Les Harrison, who coached the Rochester Royals to seven consecutive Christmas Day victories from 1948-54.

 Kevin Durant scored 29 points to enter the Top 5 on the Christmas Day scoring list. He also momentarily became the all-time leader in 3-pointers made on Christmas Day with 25. He drilled three from distance to pass JJ Redick (24) and James Harden (23). James now shares the record with Durant.

 Zion Williamson (32 points) joined LeBron James (34 points in 2003) as the only players in NBA history to score 30 points on Christmas before turning 21.

 The Bucks’ 138-99 victory over the Warriors was the second-most lopsided score of any Christmas Day game in NBA history. The Syracuse Nationals beat the New York Knicks 162-100 on Dec. 25, 1960.