CLEVELAND, Ohio — LeBron James stretched his record double-digit scoring streak to 868 games and the Cleveland Cavaliers won a low scoring 98-87 game over the Dallas Mavericks.
James broke Michael Jordan’s all-time NBA mark for consecutive games with at least 10 points on Friday night.
But on Sunday, he didn’t hit the 10 point mark until the fourth quarter and finished with just 16.
He shot five of 21 from the field but made a pair of three-pointers as Cleveland sealed the victory with a 15-2 run in the fourth quarter.
James also tallied 13 rebounds and 12 assists for his 17th triple-double this season and No. 72 of his brilliant career.
“I missed four, five, maybe six layups, which I’m not accustomed to doing,” James said.
“But me not shooting the ball well never stopped me making an impact on the game.
“So if I’m not shooting well, I gotta make sure I get my guys on time, on target with my passes and I gotta rebound and I gotta do other things to help us win and I was able to do that.”
Cleveland has won eight of their last nine and are third in the Eastern Conference with five games remaining.
Harrison Barnes scored 30 points to lead Dallas. Germany’s Dirk Nowitzki scored nine points in possibly his last career game in Cleveland.