James finished the game with 11 assists for 6,142 for his career. Pippen had held the top mark of 6,135 since taking it from John Havlicek in 2004.
James, who had 19 points, nearly had an odd triple-double, turning the ball over nine times, one short of his career high. Kyrie Irving added 18 points for Cleveland, which has won 17 of its last 19 games.
Reggie Jackson had 22 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in his second game with Detroit, while
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