James and Davis each posted double-doubles to inspire the Lakers against the Hornets in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Lakers superstar James finished with 20 points and 12 assists, while team-mate Davis had a game-high 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers (2-1).
The Hornets (1-2) were led by Miles Bridges and his 23 points on the road.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors suffered a crushing 120-92 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The departure of Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson's injury have weakened the Warriors significantly as they look to re-assert themselves as title contenders following last season's run to the NBA Finals.
Stephen Curry had 23 points but the Warriors (0-2) still lost to continue their winless start to the season.
Irving stars in Nets loss
Kyrie Irving tallied 37 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists as the Brooklyn Nets fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 134-133 after overtime.
CJ McCollum scored 36 points to lift the Portland Trail Blazers past the Dallas Mavericks 121-119.
Tyler Herro made one of his six shots and totalled eight points in the Miami Heats' 116-109 defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Crowder with the buzzer-beating three!
Jae Crowder's overtime game-winner made the FedExForum erupt.
— NBA (@NBA) October 28, 2019
Oklahoma City Thunder 120-92 Golden State Warriors
Memphis Grizzlies 134-133 Brooklyn Nets (OT)
Minnesota Timberwolves 116-109 Miami Heat
Portland Trail Blazers 121-119 Dallas Mavericks
Los Angeles Lakers 120-101 Charlotte Hornets
Nuggets at Kings
The Denver Nuggets have had early success, while the Sacramento Kings are trying to find their footing, but both teams are chock full of young talent. There will be exciting matchups to key in on across the board during the game.