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:
|LeBron James' stats||Magic Johnson's stats|
|39 pts, 12 reb, 16 ast|
(Nov. 1 vs. Mavs)
|1st triple-double||21 pts, 10 reb, 13 ast|
(March 31, 1987 vs. Rockets)
|21 pts, 11 reb, 13 ast|
(Nov. 3 vs. Spurs)
|2nd triple-double||34 pts, 10 reb, 13 ast|
(April 2, 1987 vs. Sonics)
|30 pts, 10 reb, 11 ast|
(Nov. 5 vs. Bulls)
|3rd triple-double||35 points, 10 reb, 11 ast|
(April 3, 1987 vs. Blazers)
|--||4th triple-double||23 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).