A look at LeBron James' pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA's scoring record. Abdul-Jabbar has held the record since April 5, 1984:
Abdul-Jabbar points: 38,387.
James points: 38,164.
Difference: 223 points.
James' latest game: He scored 37 points Sunday in the Los Angeles Lakers' 121-112 win over Portland.
James' scoring average this season: 29.8.
Potential record-breaker: At his current rate of 29.8 points per game, with 224 points needed to pass Abdul-Jabbar, it would take James eight more games to become the NBA's scoring leader. Assuming he does not miss any games, that makes the potential record-breaking game Feb. 7 at home against Oklahoma City.
Next Lakers game: Tuesday at home against the Los Angeles Clippers.