James’ triple-double lifts Cavs over Jazz
James scored 29 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and handed out 10 assists. It was his third triple-double - putting up double digits in three statistical categories - in the four-game homestand that concluded on Dec. 16.
His drive to the basket with one second left in the third quarter gave Cleveland an 80-73 lead going into the fourth, and he scored 10 points in the final period.
James had scored or assisted on Cleveland’s first 13 points. He connected on nine of his 15 shots from the field and made all 10 of his free throws.
Kevin Love had 15 points and five rebounds, and rookie Cedi Osman scored a career-high 10 points for Cleveland, who are 17-1 since November 11 and notched an 11th straight home win. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue earned his 100th regular-season victory since being promoted to the job in 2016.