LeBron James scores 29 points on return as LA Lakers beat New York Knicks

LeBron James returned from injury to score 29 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New York Knicks 122-115 in overtime in the NBA.

The Lakers overturned a 21-point first-half deficit to pull off their biggest comeback win of the season.

James, who missed the previous five games with a knee injury, added 13 rebounds and 10 assists to record his 103rd career triple-double.

Malik Monk weighed in with 29 points and Anthony Davis 28 for the Lakers.

Monk scored 18 in the third quarter as the Lakers came from 71-56 down at half-time in LA.

RJ Barrett scored a career-high 36 points for the Knicks but could not prevent a fifth loss in six games.

The Lakers sit ninth in the Western Conference and the Knicks 12th in the Eastern Conference.