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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

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-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).

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