The match marked the return of James Horton and Nets after a one-week break from the Covid-19s.
Horton had 36 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, the last of which was a fly ball to Cloxton, which he grabbed with both hands and landed on James’ nose.
The Lakers star helped clear the 20-point deficit.
After beating the All-Star player 17 times in the game, Cloxton replaced the free throw. The action game with three points was 118-115.
Grandma Mills added 34 points for the Nets’ cause, postponing their previous three games due to a lack of players. They continued to miss Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving among other members.
Bruce Brown had 16 points and Diandre Pembroy had 15 points.
James scored 39 more runs than Kobe Bryant as the player with the most points at the Christmas Games. But that did not stop the Lockers from facing a fifth series defeat.