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
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||1st triple-double||21 pts, 10 reb, 13 ast|
|21 pts, 11 reb, 13 ast||2nd triple-double||34 pts, 10 reb, 13 ast|
|30 pts, 10 reb, 11 ast||3rd triple-double||35 points, 10 reb, 11 ast|
|—||4th triple-double||23 points, 11 reb, 10 ast|
LeBron will have a chance to tie Magic’s mark on Friday, when the Lakers host the Miami Heat (10:30 ET, NBA TV).