Published: Mon, April 02, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

LeBron: Double-digit record a special moment

LeBron: Double-digit record a special moment

LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan's record for most consecutive games with at least 10 points during Cleveland Cavaliers' 107-102 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday evening (Saturday AEDT).

The last time James didn't score at least 10 points in a game was January 5, 2007; he had eight points on 3-for-13 shooting that night in a Cavs win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

There was a brief stoppage in play, as everyone at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena - including Justin Timberlake - stood and applauded as James was handed the game ball.

"So anytime I'm in the same conversation with Mike and other great guys, it lets me know I'm doing the right thing and, hopefully, I can try to continue that". Jordan's streak lasted from March 22, 1986, when he scored eight points for the Chicago Bulls in a loss to the Cavs, until December 27, 2001, when he scored six points as a 38-year-old for the Washington Wizards in a game against the Indiana Pacers.

It was a milestone night for Charlotte's Kemba Walker as well.

"Listen, if you can be the all-time leading scorer in any franchise, that's incredible", James said.

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I wasn't a calm player. "At the moment there are certainly some problems". "For sure, this is an important game". The Blues will take on Premier League rivals Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

A team record also fell after hosts Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns, 22, erupted for a career-high 56 points - eclipsing Mo Williams' 52 - to propel the Timberwolves to a 126-114 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Behind James and Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is third on the double-digit streak list (787 games).

"I've stayed available, obviously", James said following a 41-point, 10-rebound, 8-assist performance in a win over the Hornets.

Prior to Friday's game LeBron talked about the possibility of breaking the record.

Despite coming up on the losing end of The Finals against the Golden State Warriors last June, James made National Basketball Association history, as he became the first player ever in the championship round to average a triple-double of points, rebounds and assists. "But moments like this, you can never take for granted no matter what's going on".

"I wasn't supposed to be here", the six-foot-one, 184-pound Walker told the crowd moments after the game ended. "We did a great job", he said.

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