LeBron James edges closer to NBA's all-time scoring record with 26 points in Los Angeles Lakers' win over Indiana Pacers

    LeBron James edged closer to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record on Thursday.

    (CNN)LeBron James is now just 63 points away from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time NBA scoring record after putting up 26 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' 112-111 win over the Indiana Pacers.

    The 38-year-old also recorded seven rebounds and seven assists, while teammate Anthony Davis scored a game-high 31 to go with 14 rebounds.
    "I just understood my game was needed more on the interior tonight," James told reporters. "Needed to get some rebounds, need to get some baskets in there and and I felt like we were attacking, especially in the fourth quarter."
      It's now two straight wins for the 12th-placed Lakers as the team tries to pull itself back into playoff contention in a congested Western Conference.
        James now has 38,325 points to Abdul-Jabbars 38,387, a benchmark set when the former Lakers big man retired 36 years ago.
        James is just 63 points away from the all-time scoring record.
        "I think it's one of the greatest records in sports in general," James said, per ESPN. "I think it's up there with the homerun record in baseball.
        "It's one of those records that you just don't ever see or think that would be broken and then you end up seeing guys like ... you had Hank Aaron that had it for so long, you see the guys,