LeBron James posts 58th career triple-double as Cavaliers top 76ers

LeBron James posts 58th career triple-double as Cavaliers top 76ers
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James drives between Philadelphia 76ers' Dario Saric and Robert Covington during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, December 9. The Cavaliers won 105-98. (AP)
Updated 10 December 2017

LeBron James posts 58th career triple-double as Cavaliers top 76ers

LeBron James posts 58th career triple-double as Cavaliers top 76ers

CLEVELAND: LeBron James had his 58th career triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98 on Saturday night.
James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Cavaliers bounce back from a loss in Indiana on Friday night that ended their 13-game winning streak.
Sixers forward Robert Covington fell into Cleveland’s bench trying to save a loose ball with just over a minute to play. He was down for a couple of minutes before being helped to his feet.
Rookie Ben Simmons’ breakaway dunk gave Philadelphia a 96-91 lead, but the Cavaliers ended the game on a 14-2 run. James converted a three-point play and Kyle Korver hit a 3-pointer, giving Cleveland the lead. Dwyane Wade added two baskets and Jae Crowder’s 3-pointer put the Cavaliers ahead 104-98.
James had nine points, seven rebounds and six assists in the fourth quarter in his third triple-double of the season.
Covington and J.J. Redick scored 19 points each for Philadelphia.
Both starting centers missed the game. Joel Embiid sat out for Philadelphia because he hasn’t been cleared to play on back-to-back nights and Kevin Love didn’t play because of a sore left hip.