LeBron James soared to hammer home an emphatic dunk as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center.

James finished one assist shy of a triple-double (24 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists) as the Lakers withstood a spirited fourth-quarter rally from the Timberwolves to prevail 114-110.

LeBron’s highlight play came early in the game with five minutes remaining in the first quarter.

Collecting the ball on the right wing at the three-point line, James utilised a Lonzo Ball screen to dribble past Timberwolves defender Andrew Wiggins before elevating high above the helpless Karl-Anthony Towns and Derrick Rose to score with an emphatic one-handed slam.

Click the video at the top of the page to watch LeBron’s statement dunk, plus nine more top plays from Wednesday night’s NBA action.

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