LeBron’s 40 bests Zion, sends Lakers past Pelicans 118-109

  • New Orleans Pelicans’ Zion Williamson (1) dunks against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dunks over New Orleans Pelicans’ Josh Hart (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James had 40 points and eight rebounds in his first career meeting with Zion Williamson while leading the Los Angeles Lakers to their sixth straight victory, 118-109 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.