NBA wrap: LeBron James joins exclusive club in win over Nets

LeBron James
LeBron James (Getty Pictures)

LeBron James joined an exclusive club Tuesday which incorporates solely himself. 

Within the Cavaliers’ 129-123 win over the Nets, James dropped his twenty fifth triple-double of the final two years with 31 factors, 12 rebounds and eleven assists, nevertheless it was the assists which have been really essential right here. 

With eleven assists Tuesday he now has eight,000 assists for his profession giving him 30,000 profession factors and eight,000 profession rebounds to go together with these dishes. He’s the primary participant in NBA historical past with at the very least 30,000 factors, eight,000 rebounds, and eight,000 assists and no different participant has even had 25,000/7,000/7,000.

Only for icing on the cake, with LeBron’s 31/12/eleven Tuesday he averaged a triple-double (26.6/10.four/10.three) for the month of February.

“I’ve by no means checked out myself as a scorer,” James informed reporters after the sport. “However to know the historical past of the sport and seeing the blokes that put up triple-doubles on a daily — from Jason Kidd to Magic Johnson to Oscar Robertson to Russell Westbrook, you possibly can throw my identify in there as properly.”

“It takes numerous power. However for those who’re constructed for it, you are constructed for it.”

Stud of the Night time

James made historical past however Dwyane Wade evoked reminiscences of his personal with 27 factors and a recreation-profitable bucket in the Warmth’s 112-111 win over the 76ers.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 factors, thirteen rebounds and eight assists in the Bucks’ 107-104 loss to the Wizards. 

Dud of the Night time 

It is a good factor Kemba Walker dropped 31 factors for the Hornets as a result of they received little or no from their backup level guard. Michael Carter-Williams went 1-for-eleven capturing with 4 factors in the Hornets’ 118-103 win over the Bulls.

Spotlight

Walker might not have made the shot, however he positive made Cristiano Felicio look foolish in the primary half of the win.

What’s subsequent

Pelicans (34-26) at Spurs (36-25) eight p.m. ET — Anthony Davis is averaging 37.three factors per recreation in the Pelicans’ present seven-recreation profitable streak and the Spurs simply broke their six-recreation dropping streak with a win over the Cavs Sunday.