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LeBron sets triple-double mark, Lakers hold off OKC 112-107

LOS ANGELES (AP) To LeBron James, triple-doubles are not a goal.

They are only a side effect of the consistent, brilliant all-around play he has been dishing out for 17 NBA seasons, with no slowdown in sight.

Triple-doubles also don't mean much to LeBron without wins attached to them, so James was pleased when his latest statistical superlative occurred during yet another successful night for the surging Los Angeles Lakers.

James became the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against every team in the league, and Anthony Davis scored 34 points during the Lakers' fifth straight victory, 112-107 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.

James finished with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to post a triple-double against his 30th opponent for the NBA-leading Lakers, who have won 12 of 13 after a perfect four-game homestand. James was more surprised than thrilled by his latest statistical achievement, particularly while a different statistic glared at him from the box score.

''Coach (Frank) Vogel came in here and said, 'Congratulations,' and I thought he was joking about my seven turnovers,'' James said. ''I really don't know what to think about it. I just think it's a pretty cool stat to know, and I'm glad it happened in a win.''

James has five triple-doubles in the Lakers' last 10 games, getting four in victories. There's a reason for this spree: Although James has constantly filled the stat sheet since he joined the league in 2003, he is leading the NBA this season with 11.1 assists per game, nearly four more than his career average. He has at least 10 assists in six consecutive games, the longest streak of his career.

Vogel has put the ball in James' hands constantly on offense, and his playmaking acumen has grown along with his chemistry with Davis, as they demonstrated repeatedly against the Thunder. Seven of LeBron's assists came on baskets by Davis.

''Amazing,'' Davis said. ''To be able to do that against every team is something special. I mean, (it's) trippy that he's been playing for a long time, so it was a matter of time before it happened, but just a tribute to all his hard work.''

James is fifth in NBA history with 86 triple-doubles, but the four players in front of him - Oscar Robertson, Russell Westbrook, Lakers great Magic Johnson and Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd - hadn't done it against 30 teams. Kidd, who did it against 28 teams, has served as a role model for James' efforts as a tall point guard.

''He's just playing terrific basketball,'' Vogel said. ''For him to be doing what he's doing in his 17th year is just nothing short of remarkable. There's no reason to believe he can't sustain that for the rest of the season and help us make a real strong playoff push.''

Dennis Schroder scored 20 of his season-high 31 points in a phenomenal first half for the Thunder, who have lost four of five despite two solid performances at Staples Center. Danilo Gallinari added 25 points in his former home arena, and Nerlens Noel had 15.

''That's why (James) is considered probably the best of all time, but I think we did a great job on him,'' Schroder said. ''They obviously hit some tough shots.''

One night after the Thunder barely missed an upset win over the Clippers thanks to a last-minute 3-pointer by former star Paul George, Oklahoma City couldn't quite catch up to the powerful Lakers despite keeping the game close all night.

''There's a lot of things we did well in there,'' Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said. ''But, you know, we came up short in all these games. I think the one sign you can point to is both teams, the Clippers and the Lakers, are really, really good teams, so we're competing well at a high level. But we've just got to do more in order to be able to finish and close out games.''

The Thunder won't have to wait long for a rematch: These teams meet again in Oklahoma City in three days.

TIP-INS

Thunder: F Hamidou Diallo missed his third straight game with a left knee sprain. ... Schroder got a technical foul in the third quarter for confronting Davis at the free throw line after Davis dunked and was fouled.

Lakers: Kyle Kuzma left the court in the second quarter with an eye abrasion after teenager Darius Bazley hit him in the right side of his face with an elbow on a drive. Kuzma returned to the bench in the second half, but with obvious damage above his eye. He didn't return to the game, although Vogel said he was available if necessary. The Lakers plan to re-evaluate him within the next 24 hours.

CLOSEOUT SEQUENCE

James' 3-pointer put the Lakers up 109-98 with 3:08 to play, but the Thunder scored nine straight points to cut the Lakers' lead to two on Gallinari's free throws with 1:24 left.

After Danny Green got a key offensive rebound for the Lakers, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drilled a 3-pointer with 55 seconds left. James missed two free throws moments later to keep the Thunder in it, but Oklahoma City couldn't score again.

POINT GUARDS BEHAVE

Chris Paul had four points, 10 assists and five rebounds for the Thunder, and he didn't appear to clash with Rajon Rondo, his opponent in a fight early last season while he was with the Rockets. Rondo had eight points and a season-high 10 assists.

UP NEXT

Thunder: Host the Lakers on Friday.

Lakers: Visit the Thunder on Friday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:37   Traveling violation turnover on Steven Adams  
11:22 +2 Anthony Davis made layup, assist by LeBron James 0-2
11:22   Shooting foul on Chris Paul  
11:22 +1 Anthony Davis made free throw 0-3
11:04 +2 Danilo Gallinari made layup 2-3
10:54   Anthony Davis missed jump shot  
10:52   Defensive rebound by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
10:49 +2 Steven Adams made dunk, assist by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 4-3
10:31 +2 JaVale McGee made hook shot 4-5
10:09   Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:07   Offensive rebound by Terrance Ferguson  
10:01   Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed finger-roll layup  
9:59   Offensive rebound by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
9:48   Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by JaVale McGee  
9:48   OKC team rebound  
9:48   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
9:39 +2 Danny Green made layup, assist by LeBron James 4-7
9:19   Lost ball turnover on Danilo Gallinari, stolen by Anthony Davis  
9:09   LeBron James missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:05   Offensive rebound by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope  
9:03   Shooting foul on Terrance Ferguson  
9:03   JaVale McGee missed 1st of 2 free throws  
9:03   LAL team rebound  
9:03 +1 JaVale McGee made 2nd of 2 free throws 4-8
8:47   Steven Adams missed floating jump shot  
8:43   Offensive rebound by Steven Adams  
8:43   Steven Adams missed dunk  
8:43   Offensive rebound by Steven Adams  
8:34   Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed driving layup  
8:32   Defensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
8:17   Lost ball turnover on LeBron James, stolen by Chris Paul  
8:06   Lost ball turnover on Steven Adams, stolen by Anthony Davis  
8:01 +3 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Anthony Davis 4-11
7:44 +2 Danilo Gallinari made jump shot, assist by Chris Paul 6-11
7:28   Out of bounds turnover on LeBron James  
7:16   Chris Paul missed jump shot  
7:13   Defensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
7:06   LeBron James missed turnaround jump shot  
7:03   Defensive rebound by Danilo Gallinari  
6:53 +3 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Danilo Gallinari 9-11
6:38 +2 Anthony Davis made driving dunk, assist by Danny Green 9-13
6:20 +2 Danilo Gallinari made finger-roll layup 11-13
6:20   Shooting foul on JaVale McGee  
6:20   Danilo Gallinari missed free throw  
6:17   Defensive rebound by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope  
6:14   Bad pass turnover on LeBron James, stolen by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
6:09   Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed layup  
6:08   Defensive rebound by Danny Green  
6:07 +2 LeBron James made dunk 11-15
6:07   Shooting foul on Danilo Gallinari  
6:07 +1 LeBron James made free throw 11-16
5:58   Shooting foul on Danny Green  
5:58 +1 Nerlens Noel made 1st of 2 free throws 12-16
5:58   Nerlens Noel missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:56   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
5:51   Kyle Kuzma missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:48   Defensive rebound by Nerlens Noel  
5:40   Shooting foul on Kyle Kuzma  
5:40   Danilo Gallinari missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:40   OKC team rebound  
5:40 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 2nd of 2 free throws 13-16
5:28   Bad pass turnover on Rajon Rondo, stolen by Nerlens Noel  
5:22   Bad pass turnover on Dennis Schroder, stolen by Anthony Davis  
5:12 +2 LeBron James made driving layup 13-18
5:01   Bad pass turnover on Dennis Schroder, stolen by LeBron James  
4:57 +2 Anthony Davis made finger-roll layup, assist by LeBron James 13-20
4:39 +2 Dennis Schroder made jump shot 15-20
4:16   Anthony Davis missed layup  
4:13   Defensive rebound by Dennis Schroder  
4:11   Bad pass turnover on Dennis Schroder, stolen by LeBron James  
4:02 +2 LeBron James made dunk, assist by Anthony Davis 15-22
3:57   Shooting foul on Danny Green  
3:57 +1 Dennis Schroder made 1st of 2 free throws 16-22
3:57 +1 Dennis Schroder made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-22
3:50   Personal foul on Darius Bazley  
3:38   Offensive foul on Anthony Davis  
3:38   Turnover on Anthony Davis  
3:23   Bad pass turnover on Dennis Schroder, stolen by Anthony Davis  
3:03   Rajon Rondo missed finger-roll layup, blocked by Abdel Nader  
3:03   LAL team rebound  
3:01 +3 Alex Caruso made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 17-25
2:43   Nerlens Noel missed jump shot  
2:41   Defensive rebound by Alex Caruso  
2:33   Alex Caruso missed running Jump Shot  
2:27   Defensive rebound by Dennis Schroder  
2:24 +2 Darius Bazley made layup 19-25
2:17   Quinn Cook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:17   Defensive rebound by Darius Bazley  
2:04 +2 Dennis Schroder made jump shot 21-25
1:43 +2 Anthony Davis made jump shot 21-27
1:27 +2 Deonte Burton made reverse layup, assist by Steven Adams 23-27
1:14 +3 Anthony Davis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 23-30
0:52 +3 Dennis Schroder made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Steven Adams 26-30
0:47 +2 Kyle Kuzma made alley-oop shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 26-32
0:31   Abdel Nader missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:25   Defensive rebound by Anthony Davis  
0:25   Personal foul on Deonte Burton  
0:25   Anthony Davis missed 1st of 2 free throws  
0:25   LAL team rebound  
0:25 +1 Anthony Davis made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-33
0:13   Personal foul on Alex Caruso  
0:13 +1 Chris Paul made 1st of 2 free throws 27-33
0:13 +1 Chris Paul made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-33
0:00   Kyle Kuzma missed 3-pt. fade-away jump shot  
0:00   Defensive rebound by Darius Bazley  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:44 +2 Rajon Rondo made floating jump shot 28-35
11:31 +3 Dennis Schroder made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Paul 31-35
11:11   Personal foul on Darius Bazley  
10:57 +3 Kyle Kuzma made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 31-38
10:38   Personal foul on Dwight Howard  
10:29   Bad pass turnover on Chris Paul, stolen by Dwight Howard  
10:24   Bad pass turnover on LeBron James, stolen by Chris Paul  
10:12 +2 Dennis Schroder made reverse layup 33-38
9:58   Traveling violation turnover on Kyle Kuzma  
9:48   Violation  
9:37   Dennis Schroder missed finger-roll layup  
9:34   Defensive rebound by Alex Caruso  
9:25   Bad pass turnover on Alex Caruso, stolen by Darius Bazley  
9:21   Offensive foul on Darius Bazley  
9:21   Turnover on Darius Bazley  
9:03   Rajon Rondo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:59   Defensive rebound by Chris Paul  
8:53   Dennis Schroder missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:49   Offensive rebound by Nerlens Noel  
8:44   Chris Paul missed jump shot  
8:41   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
8:30 +2 Rajon Rondo made driving layup 33-40
8:21 +2 Dennis Schroder made jump shot 35-40
8:02   Alex Caruso missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:59   Defensive rebound by Nerlens Noel  
7:50 +2 Nerlens Noel made dunk, assist by Chris Paul 37-40
7:32 +3 Alex Caruso made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 37-43
7:08   Terrance Ferguson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:02   Offensive rebound by Nerlens Noel  
7:02 +2 Nerlens Noel made dunk 39-43
6:50   Offensive foul on Dwight Howard  
6:50   Turnover on Dwight Howard  
6:30   Nerlens Noel missed floating jump shot  
6:27   Defensive rebound by Alex Caruso  
6:24 +2 Alex Caruso made reverse layup, assist by Rajon Rondo 39-45
6:14   Terrance Ferguson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:11   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
6:08 +2 LeBron James made layup, assist by Rajon Rondo 39-47
5:43 +2 Nerlens Noel made dunk, assist by Chris Paul 41-47
5:30   Personal foul on Chris Paul  
5:26   Violation  
5:11   Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed driving layup  
5:07   Offensive rebound by Dwight Howard  
5:07 +2 Dwight Howard made dunk 41-49
4:58   Chris Paul missed driving layup, blocked by Dwight Howard  
4:55   Defensive rebound by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope  
4:52 +3 Danny Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 41-52
4:23   Shooting foul on Danny Green  
4:23 +1 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made 1st of 3 free throws 42-52
4:23 +1 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made 2nd of 3 free throws 43-52
4:23 +1 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made 3rd of 3 free throws 44-52
4:17   Anthony Davis missed finger-roll layup  
4:15   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
4:11   Danilo Gallinari missed finger-roll layup, blocked by Dwight Howard  
4:11   OKC team rebound  
4:03 +2 Dennis Schroder made fade-away jump shot 46-52
3:49   Rajon Rondo missed jump shot  
3:46   Defensive rebound by Dennis Schroder  
3:37 +3 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Terrance Ferguson 49-52
3:12 +3 Anthony Davis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 49-55
2:51 +2 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made driving layup 51-55
2:39   Shooting foul on Terrance Ferguson  
2:39 +1 Rajon Rondo made 1st of 2 free throws 51-56
2:39   Rajon Rondo missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
2:36   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
2:27   Terrance Ferguson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:23   Defensive rebound by Anthony Davis  
2:16   Rajon Rondo missed hook shot  
2:14   Offensive rebound by Dwight Howard  
2:12 +3 Anthony Davis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 51-59
2:01   Danilo Gallinari missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:58   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
1:36   Rajon Rondo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:32   OKC team rebound  
1:25   Offensive foul on Dennis Schroder  
1:25   Turnover on Dennis Schroder  
1:12   Shooting foul on Steven Adams  
1:12 +1 LeBron James made 1st of 2 free throws 51-60
1:12 +1 LeBron James made 2nd of 2 free throws 51-61
1:00   Dennis Schroder missed driving layup  
0:57   Offensive rebound by Danilo Gallinari  
0:55   Danilo Gallinari missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:53   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
0:43   LeBron James missed finger-roll layup  
0:40   Offensive rebound by Dwight Howard  
0:40   Dwight Howard missed dunk  
0:40   Defensive rebound by Danilo Gallinari  
0:34 +2 Dennis Schroder made jump shot, assist by Steven Adams 53-61
0:17   Anthony Davis missed jump shot  
0:14   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
0:04   Dennis Schroder missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:02   Defensive rebound by Rajon Rondo  
0:01 +2 LeBron James made alley-oop shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 53-63
0:00   Danilo Gallinari missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   OKC team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:44 +2 LeBron James made fade-away jump shot 53-65
11:24 +2 Danilo Gallinari made jump shot 55-65
11:04   LeBron James missed jump shot  
11:02   Defensive rebound by Danilo Gallinari  
10:55   Shooting foul on JaVale McGee  
10:55 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 1st of 2 free throws 56-65
10:55 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 2nd of 2 free throws 57-65
10:39   Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:36   Defensive rebound by Danilo Gallinari  
10:26 +3 Danilo Gallinari made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Steven Adams 60-65
10:08   JaVale McGee missed hook shot  
10:06   Defensive rebound by Danilo Gallinari  
9:55 +3 Terrance Ferguson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Paul 63-65
9:53   Full timeout called  
9:37 +2 Anthony Davis made driving dunk, assist by LeBron James 63-67
9:18 +2 Danilo Gallinari made layup, assist by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 65-67
9:00 +2 JaVale McGee made dunk, assist by Danny Green 65-69
8:36 +2 Chris Paul made jump shot 67-69
8:17   LeBron James missed running Jump Shot  
8:15   Defensive rebound by Chris Paul  
8:07   Terrance Ferguson missed driving layup, blocked by JaVale McGee  
8:03   Defensive rebound by Danny Green  
8:01   Bad pass turnover on Danny Green, stolen by Chris Paul  
7:53   Terrance Ferguson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:49   Defensive rebound by Danny Green  
7:45   Shooting foul on Steven Adams  
7:45 +1 JaVale McGee made 1st of 2 free throws 67-70
7:45   JaVale McGee missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7:42   Defensive rebound by Nerlens Noel  
7:28   Chris Paul missed driving layup, blocked by Anthony Davis  
7:28   OKC team rebound  
7:21   Lost ball turnover on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, stolen by JaVale McGee  
7:18 +2 Anthony Davis made layup, assist by LeBron James 67-72
7:18   Shooting foul on Nerlens Noel  
7:18 +1 Anthony Davis made free throw 67-73
7:09   Nerlens Noel missed jump shot  
7:06   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
7:03   Anthony Davis missed reverse layup  
7:00   Defensive rebound by Chris Paul  
6:55   Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:52   Defensive rebound by Danny Green  
6:47 +2 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made finger-roll layup, assist by LeBron James 67-75
6:31   Personal foul on LeBron James  
6:23 +2 Nerlens Noel made alley-oop shot, assist by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 69-75
6:08   LeBron James missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:05   Offensive rebound by Anthony Davis  
5:56 +3 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Anthony Davis 69-78
5:44 +2 Nerlens Noel made dunk, assist by Chris Paul 71-78
5:29   Bad pass turnover on LeBron James, stolen by Nerlens Noel