LeBron breaks Jordan record as Cavs down Pelicans 107-102

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James scored in double digits in his 867th straight game, breaking the record he shared with Michael Jordan, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied to beat the New Orleans Hornets 107-102 on Friday night to avoid slipping in the standings.

James finished with 27 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, adding another stellar performance to his MVP-worthy 15th NBA season. He finally put the Pelicans away by scoring eight straight in the waning moments of the fourth quarter.

Jordan Clarkson added 23 points and Tristan Thompson had 14 rebounds in 21 minutes for the Cavs, who have won seven of eight. A loss would have dropped the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions from third to fifth with only a handful of games left in the regular season.

Jrue Holiday scored 25 and Nikola Mirotic 20 for New Orleans. Pelicans star Anthony Davis scored just 16 – 12 below his average – on 6-of-19 shooting as he was harassed by Thompson and Larry Nance Jr.

James broke Jordan’s mark midway through the first quarter in fitting fashion, delivering a two-handed dunk that Mirotic and Pelicans forward Solomon Hill didn’t dare try to stop.

During a stoppage in play, James was handed the game ball and received a rousing ovation from Cleveland’s sellout crowd,

Article source: https://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/lebron-breaks-jordan-record-as-cavs-down-pelicans-107-102-033018

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