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LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's record for the most consecutive double-figure games

Posted: 9:07 PM, Mar 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-31 01:25:32Z

LeBron James is now the NBA's all-time leader for consecutive games scoring in double digits with 867. 

 

Friday, at the Q, LeBron surpassed Michael Jordan, who scored in double digits in 866 straight games.  The historic bucket to accomplish the feat was scored in the sixth minute of the first quarter in the Cavaliers' game against the New Orleans Pelicans. The bucket made it 21-15 and gave LeBron 11 points in the game.

 

The last time James did not score in double digits was all the way back on January 5th, 2007 against the Milwaukee Bucks. He went 3-of-13 shooting, scoring just 8 points in a 95-86 victory.

 

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

 

He explained, "It is not like I set out to say I want to be the number in scoring 10-plus points double digits for consecutive games or whatever, and what-not but any time a statistical category comes up and I am able to accomplish something like that, it is pretty incredible."

 

He added, "If you look at it I think it has been 11 years I have been able to accomplish this feat. I have been able to take care of my body that's one. I have been around some great teammates and coaches and two organizations that have allowed me to be who I am and so that's two and then just going out and playing for the joy of the game."