James carried the Cavaliers to a 107-101 victory over the
Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday behind his first career
triple-double. The 27-point, 11-rebound, 10-assist effort
helped Cleveland improve to 2-2 on its current season-long
six-game road trip.
With an assist to center Zydrunas Ilgauskas with 1:19 remaining
in the win, James became the youngest player in NBA history - at
20 years, 20 days - to accomplish the feat.
James eclipsed Lamar Odom's old mark of 20 years, 54 days,
performed on December 30, 1999 - James' 15th birthday.
Ilgauskas added 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Cavaliers won
for the eighth time in 11 games overall and swept the season
series with the Trail Blazers for the first time since 1993-94.
With a win Wednesday at ARCO Arena, Cleveland can assure itself
no worse than a .500 mark when it returns home Monday. To do
so, it will need to break a pair of streaks.
The Kings have won five in a row overall and own a seven-game
winning streak against the Cavaliers. Their five-game run
coincides with the acquisition of Cuttino Mobley on January 10,
although Mobley has not played in each win.
Chris Webber scored 32 points and Mobley added 20 as Sacramento
posted a 113-107 overtime victory over Portland on Tuesday.
Webber scored eight points in the OT as the Kings overcame a
difficult night by sharpshooter Peja Stojakovic, who scored a
season-low six points on 3-of-10 shooting.
Stojakovic averaged 29.5 points to help Sacramento sweep the
2003-04 season set.
Mobley is averaging 17.3 points in three games with the Kings
while making 7-of-15 (47 percent) from 3-point range. Sacramento
has won five straight meetings between the teams at home.