Four-time league MVP continues to match records.
Miami Heat star LeBron James reached another career milestone on Tuesday night during the 104-95 win over the Toronto Raptors.
The 28-year-old scored a season-high 35 points during the Heat’s first road victory in three attempts this season, with Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen also contributing.
While James helped Miami top 100 points for the fifth straight game, extending their team-record to begin the season, he also secured a personal achievement on Tuesday night.
Nearing the end of the first quarter in Toronto, James became only the fifth player in NBA history to score 10 points or more in 500 consecutive games.
“When I see a stat like that, I’m like ‘Wow,’ because I know the history of the game, I know the guys who paved the way for myself and my team-mates,” James said, according to ESPN.
“To be in such a great class like that, it’s an amazing feeling.”
The Heat star joins the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone and Moses Malone as the only players to accomplish the feat and he will now look to continue to hunt down the all-time record of 866 set by Jordan.
The last time James failed to score 10 points or more in a game came back in January 2007 against the Milwaukee Bucks, as he bounced back to score 19 at New Jersey the following night to begin the remarkable run.
Team-mates and coaches were full of praise for the two-time NBA champion on Tuesday night, but while the individual accolades continue to pile up, he will be hoping to lead his team to another NBA championship this season.
It is has been an indifferent start to the year for the reigning champions, although they moved their record to 3-2 with their win on Tuesday.