The Top 7 NBA Teams LeBron James Routinely Dominates
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LeBron James has recorded 40 career triple-doubles. He has averaged at least 25 points in each of his last eight seasons and scored 50 points or more in nine career games. He has posted a double-double 219 times during the regular season and 48 more times in the playoffs.
This past year he collected his third MVP Award as a complement to his first NBA championship.
Over the course of his 689 regular-season games, there are seven NBA teams that LeBron James routinely dominates statistically more than any other teams.
No. 7: Phoenix Suns
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Heading into the 2012-13 NBA season, LeBron has matched up against the Phoenix Suns 17 times.
In those games he is averaging 29 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.9 assists.
In March of 2009, James recorded a 34-point, 10-rebound and 13-assist triple-double in a 119-111 Cleveland Cavaliers win over the Suns in Phoenix.
He hasn't lost to the Suns since January of 2008, winning his last seven.
No. 6: Golden State Warriors
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LeBron James is closer to averaging a triple-double against the Golden State Warriors than he is against any other team in the NBA.
In 16 games against Golden State, he is averaging 28.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 8.1 assists per night.
James connected on a last-second shot to beat the Warriors 106-105 as a member of the Cavaliers in January of 2009. He also recorded a triple-double against Golden State in 2005.
In his last five matchups with the Warriors, LeBron has averaged a near double-double at 28.8 points and 9.8 assists per game.
No. 5: Chicago Bulls
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LeBron James has recorded two triple-doubles against the Chicago Bulls, including a 37-point, 12-rebound, 11-assist playoff performance in April of 2010.
He is 8-2 against the Bulls in 10 career playoff games while averaging 28.8 points, 7.4 assists and 8.5 rebounds during that postseason stretch.
In 33 regular-season games against Chicago, LeBron is averaging 29.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists.
He scored 40 against the Bulls in a 112-102 win during April of 2010.
In four matchups last season against Chicago, James averaged 31.8 points per game.
No. 4: Milwaukee Bucks
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LeBron James has hit for 50-plus points against the Milwaukee Bucks two times in his career. In 2005, he scored 52 and in 2009 he went for 55.
He also scored 40 against the Bucks last season and recorded a 40-point, 10-rebound and 10-assist triple-double in 2005.
In 2006, he added another triple-double against Milwaukee as well.
Over 33 total games against the Bucks, LeBron has averaged 29.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists.
In his last three matchups, he is averaging 34.3 points per game.
No. 3: Portland Trail Blazers
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LeBron became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double when he finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 2005 Cavaliers win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
He's since gone on to add two more triple-doubles against Portland in 2008 and 2009.
In 17 games against the Blazers for his career, LeBron has averaged 30.1 points, 9.7 rebounds and 7.5 assists.
Since joining the Miami Heat, he has averaged 37.6 points, 11.6 rebounds and 6.6 assists in his last three matchups with Portland.
No. 2: Utah Jazz
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LeBron scored 51 points in a game against the Utah Jazz back in 2006. The next year he followed that up by scoring 40 in a 99-94 road win at Utah.
He's recorded a 32-point, 15-rebound and 13-assist triple-double as a member of the Cavaliers against the Jazz and added a second as a member of the Miami Heat.
In 2010, James went for 20 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists against Utah.
Over 17 career games against the Jazz, LeBron has averaged 30.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.2 assists.
The 30.4-points-per-game mark is the highest career total that LeBron has averaged against any one team in the NBA.
The only other team he's averaged that many points against for his career is the next one on this list.
No. 1: Boston Celtics
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LeBron has played the Boston Celtics 30 times during the regular season and averaged as many points in those matchups as he has against any other team in the NBA.
In 30 games against the Celtics, he's averaged 30.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists.
James scored 45 points against the Celtics in 2008 and went for 45 again in June of 2012.
He's recorded two triple-doubles against the Celtics for his career and averaged 33 points and 11 rebounds in the Eastern Conference finals a season ago.
During the Eastern Conference playoffs the season before, James averaged 28 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists.
Statistical Reference: Basketball-Reference.com