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LeBron James passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for consecutive games scoring double digits

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LeBron James moved up another ladder on Tuesday night against the Orlando Magic inside Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavs comprehensively put the Magic away in the second half, and James finished the game with his second straight triple-double of 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists. He was brilliant on the evening, and with the Cavs looking to power home during this last stretch of the regular season, James continues to make NBA history.

With 2:49 remaining in the second period, the four-time MVP grabbed a rebound and went coast-to-coast through multiple magic defenders to lay the ball up and register another double-digit scoring game. That put James at 788 consecutive games scoring in double figures, which moved him past NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who previously had the second longest streak of all-time with 787.

The last time James didn’t score at least 10 points was January 5, 2007 in a Cavs win over the Milwaukee Bucks. He had eight points shooting just 3-of-13 from the floor that night, but pulled down five rebounds and dished out nine assists. His teammates that suited up next to him in the starting lineup that evening were Eric Snow, Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas, all fond names in the memories of long-time Cavaliers fans, but none of those players are in the league anymore.

James now sits second all-time in consecutive double-digit scoring, trailing only Michael Jordan who had 866 such games. With James showing no signs of slowing down, he will likely pass this mark at the end of next season, or the start of the 2018-2019 NBA campaign.

It seems like only a matter of time before the kid from Akron has another piece of NBA history on his resume.

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