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Lakers' LeBron James Reaches Double-Digit Scoring in Record 1,000 Straight Games

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorDecember 31, 2020

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) scores past San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has now scored 10 or more points in 1,000 straight games after hitting the double-digit mark in the second quarter of his team's road game against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

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A scoring streak fit for a king. Congrats on making history, @KingJames 🙌👑 https://t.co/NPRtaiG93Q

Per SportsCenter, James is the first NBA player to achieve the feat. No one else has hit 900, and Michael Jordan is the only other person to surpass the 800-game mark.

James got the job done with a jump hook in the lane with 6:16 left in the second quarter, giving L.A. a 46-37 edge:

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The bucket that made LeBron James the 1st player in @NBAHistory to score 10+ PTS in 1,000 consecutive regular season games! https://t.co/lh1duHvXsL

The last time James scored fewer than 10 points occurred on Jan. 5, 2007, when he posted eight points, nine assists and five rebounds with the Cleveland Cavaliers during a 95-86 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

James' new double-digit point streak began the following night when he dropped a 19-point, 13-board double-double in a 96-91 victory over the New Jersey Nets.

The 18-year veteran entered Wednesday averaging 27.1 points per game for his career. He is third on the all-time points list, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.

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