LeBron James, who played for the Cavs for 11 seasons, was 17 of 29 from the field. LeBron James’ Monday night performance proved he can still be the best player in the league.
LeBron James makes historic first with triple-double leads Lakers past Cavs
He erupted for a game-high 38 points along with 11 rebounds and 12 assists to power the visiting Los Angeles Lakers to a 131-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
James, who now leads the league in scoring per game, averaging 30.0 points, was doing everything on the court — from finding his wide-open teammates to scoring at his own will and even pasturing his good old friend, Kevin Love.
Between the pasteurization and face-kicking incident, this was a game that did not lack drama and excitement. And James finished it with his memorable triple-double right after becoming the NBA’s second all-time leading scorer over the weekend. It has certainly been a historic couple of days for LeBron James.