Another crowning achievement for James

February, 8, 2011
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By Stats & Info
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Prior to this season, Alonzo Mourning in 1995-96 was the only player in Miami Heat history who had three 40-point, 10-rebound games in a single season.

LeBron James
James
With 41 points and 13 rebounds on Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers, LeBron James has had two this month. It was James' third 40-point, 10-rebound game of the season, the most in the NBA.

He now has 45 career 40-point games; that's tied with Tracy McGrady for third among active players behind Kobe Bryant (106) and Shaquille O'Neal (49).

In terms of +/-, James finished plus-18 for the game, while both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were minus-2. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Tuesday was just the third game this season in which James had a positive +/- and both Wade and James were negative.

Around the rest of the NBA
• There have been three games this season in which the home team lost by at least 30 points, and the Atlanta Hawks have been on the short end of the scoreboard in two of those games.

The Hawks' 34-point loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday (117-83) is the second-worst home defeat in the NBA this season, trailing only the 41-point defeat Atlanta had against the New Orleans Hornets on Jan. 21 (100-59). The only other team to lose a home game by at least 30 points this season is the Charlotte Bobcats, 93-62 to the Boston Celtics on Dec. 11.

It was the 76ers' first 30-point road win since a 112-78 victory at Cleveland on Dec. 2, 2000. (The franchise record for margin of victory in a road game is 41 points at Chicago on Nov. 11, 1980.)

At 33-19, Atlanta has the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference. Should the Hawks finish the season at least 10 games above .500, the Elias Sports Bureau says they would join one other such team in NBA history to lose two home games by at least 30 points. The 1969-70 Baltimore Bullets had 30-point home losses to the Suns and Knicks, yet finished the season 50-32.

• Dwight Howard finished with 22 points and 20 rebounds in the Orlando Magic's win over the Los Angeles Clippers. It was Howard's fifth 20-20 game of the season (only Kevin Love has more, 7) and 31st of his career. The only active player with more 20-point, 20-rebound games is O'Neal with 34.

Howard and Blake Griffin entered the game as the top two players in dunks, field goals made and points scored within five feet of the basket. Howard was dominant in that area on Tuesday, as all seven of his made field goals were within five feet, compared to four for Griffin. Howard also had four dunks to Griffin's two.
Kevin Love
Love

• Speaking of Love, he posted his 38th straight double-double, breaking the Minnesota Timberwolves' franchise record held by Kevin Garnett. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only player since the merger (1976-77) with more consecutive double-doubles than Love is Moses Malone, who had 50 straight in 1978-79, and 44 in a row during the 1982-83 season.

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