LeBron now an old hand at triple doubles
LOS ANGELES – Agence France-Presse
“It is a long list of so many great players that have come through this league and for you to be the only one in a category it is pretty cool,” James said.
“I take pride in being a triple threat ever since I started playing basketball.
“I never wanted to be labelled as [just] a scorer. I always wanted to be labelled as a basketball player. I get more gratification from assists more than anything. To give my guys great looks is awesome.”
James had 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his 12th triple-double of the season and 67th of his career. He also reached 8,000 assists and became the first player in league history to reach that milestone, along with 30,000 points and 8,000 rebounds.
James and George Hill nailed two free throws each in the final 16 seconds to clinch the victory.