LeBron James became the ninth player in NBA history with 9,000 assists and Anthony Davis scored 23 points as the Los Angeles Lakes defeated the Dallas Mavericks 108-95. James, who turns 35 on Monday, reached the milestone with 4:35 remaining in the first quarter when he fired an outlet pass to Davis three-quarters of the way down the court for a dunk. It was one of 13 assists on the night for James, who finished with 13 points. Davis was 8 of 12 from the field in his 26th game this season with 20 or more points