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LeBron James gets triple-double in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Jun 6, 2013, 11:11 PM EDT

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LeBron James entered the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals one assist shy of a triple-double, and he got it about five minutes into the period.

LeBron – who now has 12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in this game – now has the last three triple-doubles in the NBA Finals, one in each of the last three years. He also has half of the triple-doubles in this year’s playoffs, with his two matching the one each from Pau Gasol and Paul George.

The only other active players with triple-doubles in the NBA Finals are Rajon Rondo (2010) and Tim Duncan (2003).

  1. 00maltliquor - Jun 6, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    BEAST. You shouldn’t hate him, just appreciate him while he’s still around. Maybe, just maybe our kids, kids, kids won’t even be able to say they’ve seen anything quite like him.

    • jacksonkane - Jun 7, 2013 at 2:20 AM

      Why thumbs down? A triple double against the Spurs is incredibly impressive. He is a unique player and I doubt we will ever see a player like him.

      • gmsingh - Jun 7, 2013 at 5:51 AM

        Winning is impressive. LeBron has a better set of bench players than MJ ever had, and he’s got better basketball skills. But he doesn’t have the winning edge, and he’s hamstrung by a horribly overrated coach. Good luck winning those championships, LeBron!

  2. chargerdillon - Jun 6, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    The Spurs will gladly let him get a triple double every game if he lets the Spurs own the paint like they did tonight.

    • fanofevilempire - Jun 7, 2013 at 7:38 AM

      I like LeBron playing more in the paint, post them up.
      He had a great game, he will have to do more.

  3. bucrightoff - Jun 6, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    LeBron was way too passive again. He was by Leonard when he passed to Bosh so he could go ahead and miss a three (great idea…).

  4. kingsforever - Jun 6, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Not even top 3 of all time

  5. explosionsauce - Jun 6, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    And still lost!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. huskerguy - Jun 6, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Difference between LeBron and Jordan is Jordan takes that shot, not give it to a big behind the 3. Lead or get out of the road. spurs in 6

  7. brianjoates - Jun 7, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Chris Bosh will be remembered as the guy who failed in Miami. Bosh is scared to play a physical game. If he doesn’t give Duncan fits this might be done in 5.

    Lebron can’t guard Parker in that Spurs offense.

  8. valeb2012 - Jun 7, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    LeBron can defend 5 positions. Oh wait, he guarded all 5 starters at points tonite and he couldn’t defend any of them: Duncan shot/tipped over him, Splitter hooked on him, Green drained a 3 on him, Leonard drove right past him, and Tony Parker owned him…in the 4th quarter. But he can still guard 5 positions.

    • gmsingh - Jun 7, 2013 at 5:52 AM

      If LeBron can manage to defend all 5 positions at the same time you might be on to something.

    • charlessb - Apr 24, 2014 at 6:57 PM

      and then lebron won

  9. losanginsight - Jun 7, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    Good down 0-1. No chance of winning a legitimate ring next year either.

  10. ihitjumpshots - Jun 7, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    Love or hate the guy… 18, 18, and 10 is amazing. Just wasnt enough down the stretch. Still, much respect.

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