LeBron James came close to the 40th triple-double of his career several times this season.
The four-time most valuable player got there in three quarters Monday night.
James scored 21 points to go with 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his first triple-double of the season, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 120-100 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Cleveland.
James pulled down his final rebound late in the third quarter, resulting in a loud cheer from the sellout crowd. He sat out the fourth quarter thanks to the big lead.
"I didn't know until I sat down on the bench and I looked up at the scoreboard," he said. "Get over the hump, finally. To do...