CLEVELAND — The Nets landed a shot on LeBron James when he took an elbow to the jaw from Dante Cunningham within the third quarter and went down for a couple of seconds. However King James got back up and landed the knockout punch, a masterful triple-double that capped a ancient month.
James had 31 issues, 12 rebounds and ELEVEN assists in Tuesday’s 129-123 win over the Nets to reasonable a triple-double for February. It’s the first time he averaged a triple-double for a month, and passed Wilt Chamberlain as the oldest NBA player to perform the feat.
“It’s a primary. Just playing some excellent ball,” James mentioned.
“He gets higher with time,” Cavaliers tutor Tyronn Lue mentioned.
James additionally was the first NBA participant with 30,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 8,000 assists, hitting the assist mark Tuesday.
“With the long checklist of so many nice players that’ve come via this league in the historical past of this league, for me to be the one one in a category, i believe that’s lovely cool,” James mentioned.
“He’s nice,” teammate Jordan Clarkson said. “There’s nothing like him we’ve ever seen prior to.”
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Caris LeVert had 18 points in 18:FORTY TWO and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 14 points in 20:FORTY THREE in the second sport again from accidents for both avid gamers.
“i think lovely assured in being in the market longer in the event that they need to stay me out there. But on the end of the day its instruct’s resolution,” stated Hollis-Jefferson, who ignored 11 immediately video games with a groin harm.
“i think like I’m all of the long ago,” said LeVert, who mentioned he is physically 100 percent after a concussion and knee damage, however still trying to get in sync. “As some distance as rhythm and the whole thing like that I’m still working my long ago, especially defensively, trying to be in the proper spots. i know the offense will come.”
The loss rubbed salt within the Nets’ wounds considering the fact that Cleveland owns their first-spherical pick, thanks to the business of Kyrie Irving to Boston, which prior to now held the pick from the 2013 business that brought Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn.
The Nets earned 24 unfastened throws within the first half — a season-prime — however simply six after the break.
Jahlil Okafor was out with flu-like symptoms. After calf tightness and a healthy scratch, he has neglected four instantly video games.