The date is January 5, 2007, and the Milwaukee Bucks haven’t any reply for Cleveland Cavaliers ahead Drew Gooden. He’s having a profession evening: 19 second-half factors and his first recreation with 30 factors and 15 rebounds. Cleveland wins, incomes its fifth straight victory in opposition to the Bucks.
It’s additionally the final time LeBron James scored fewer than 10 factors. On this evening, he finishes with eight.
That was 10 years, 9 months and 30 days in the past.
At 32 years, 308 days, LeBron James turned the youngest participant ever to achieve 29,000 profession factors, after he poured in an NBA season-high 57 factors within the Cavs’ 130-122 win over the Wizards on Friday evening.
LeBron James hadn’t scored 50 factors in a recreation since leaving Miami. But his efficiency in opposition to the Washington Wizards was really a sight to behold.
Now, he joins Michael Jordan as the one gamers in NBA historical past to attain in double determine in 800 straight video games.
These are 10 numbers to learn about one of the underrated and absurd streaks in sports activities to contextualize the unprecedented nature of such mechanically constant manufacturing.
10 numbers to learn about LeBron James’ 10-point streak
800: If you added up the longest double-digit factors streaks of the next gamers’ careers, it might equal James’ streak: Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Karl-Anthony Towns, Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Paul George, John Wall, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jimmy Butler. That might be an All-Star lineup: 5 starters and 7 subs.
599: James Harden has the second-longest lively streak at 201 straight video games, 599 fewer than LeBron. James’ streak is greater than the next-five lively streaks mixed.
Longest Active Streaks – Scoring in Double Figures
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50: James has extra 50-point video games in his profession (11) than single-digit scoring video games (eight). He, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan are the one gamers in NBA historical past who can say that.
57.2: There have been 57.2 seconds left within the recreation when LeBron James reached 10 factors scoring on Feb. 7, 2007, in opposition to the LA Clippers. It was the most recent he is reached double-figure scoring through the streak. That was solely a month after the streak started.
67: James wants 67 extra consecutive double-digit scoring video games to move Jordan’s all-time mark of 866 straight video games. Assuming he performs each recreation till then, he can overtake MJ this season on March 30, 2018, in opposition to the New Orleans Pelicans.
59: There are 59 gamers within the Basketball Hall of Fame who did not play 800 video games of their whole NBA careers. Those names embrace George Gervin, Bob Pettit, Rick Barry, Willis Reed and Pete Maravich.
10: James scored precisely 10 factors solely as soon as through the streak, on Oct. 31, 2007, to increase it to 47 straight video games. The Cavaliers misplaced to the Dallas Mavericks by 18, however James secured his double-figure scoring evening with 2:19 left within the fourth quarter.
961: James’ streak may’ve been 961 video games lengthy if not for that eight-point recreation on Jan. 5, 2007. He reeled off 161 straight double-figure scoring video games, scored eight factors, after which started his 800-game streak.
2: That’s what number of playoff video games James has completed with fewer than 10 factors. He scored a career-postseason-low seven factors in Game 5 of the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals and infamously completed with eight factors in opposition to the Mavericks in Game four of the 2011 NBA Finals. James did not rating within the fourth quarter of that recreation and solely tried one shot.
787: The NBA’s all-time main scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s longest double-digit streak was 787 video games. James handed him on April four, 2017, in opposition to the Magic to maneuver into second all time.