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LeBron James in midst of Lakers' longest triple-double streak since 1987

LeBron first Lakers player to accomplish the feat since Magic Johnson

From NBA media reports

Nov 6, 2019 8:54 AM ET


LeBron James logged his third straight triple-double in Wednesday night's win.

The Los Angeles Lakers have secured their longest win streak in nine seasons after Monday night's 118-112 comeback road win against the Chicago Bulls for the team's sixth-straight victory. While that win made a small bit of history for the Lakers, LeBron James is closing in on some team history as well.

James finished with 30 points (on 10-for-19 shooting), 10 rebounds and 11 assists, marking his third consecutive game with a triple-double. That ties the longest triple-double streak in his career, but also moves him within a game of the longest triple-double run in Lakers' history in 32 years.

Per Elias Sports, James is the first Laker with three straight triple-doubles since Hall of Famer Magic Johnson logged four in a row in 1987.

Here's a side-by-side look at each player's triple-double run:

Lakers' longest triple-double streak (since 1987)

LeBron James' stats Magic Johnson's stats
39 pts, 12 reb, 16 ast
(Nov. 1 vs. Mavs)
1st triple-double21 pts, 10 reb, 13 ast
(March 31, 1987 vs. Rockets)
21 pts, 11 reb, 13 ast
(Nov. 3 vs. Spurs)
2nd triple-double34 pts, 10 reb, 13 ast
(April 2, 1987 vs. Sonics)
30 pts, 10 reb, 11 ast
(Nov. 5 vs. Bulls)
3rd triple-double35 points, 10 reb, 11 ast
(April 3, 1987 vs. Blazers)
--4th triple-double23 points, 11 reb, 10 ast
(April 5, 1987 vs. Nuggets)

LeBron will have a chance to tie Magic's mark on Friday, when the Lakers host the Miami Heat (10:30 ET, NBA TV).



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