James ties Jordan's double-figures streak; Cavs top Hornets

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When the Cavaliers (45-30) host the New Orleans Pelicans today, he can break Jordan's mark that ran from March 25, 1986 of his second National Basketball Association season to Dec 26, 2001 - 26 games into his first term with the Washington Wizards following three years in retirement.

James matched Jordan's 17-year-old mark Wednesday night against the Jordan-owned Charlotte Hornets when he scored on a powerful alley-oop dunk on a pass from J.R. Smith in the second quarter.

There was a brief stoppage in play, as everyone at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena - including Justin Timberlake - stood and applauded as James was handed the game ball.

James finished with 41 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in the Cavs' 118-105 victory over the Jordan-owned Hornets in Charlotte.

Jordan's streak spanned from March 25, 1986, during his second season in the league, to December 26, 2001, which was 26 games into his first season with the Washington Wizards after spending the previous three years in retirement.

James' numbers back up his claim, as he is now leading the league in minutes and among the top three in both points and assists despite a continually changing roster surrounding him.

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The Cleveland Cavs stars rached the mark in the first quarter for the 867th straight time in his team's 107-102 win against the New Orleans Pelicans.

The last time James failed to score at least 10 points in a game was January 5, 2007, when he had eight points in 43 minutes on 3-for-13 shooting against the Milwaukee Bucks.

James last failed to score 10 points in the playoffs on May 28, 2014, in the Eastern Conference finals against in when he scored seven for the Miami Heat.

No active player is within 600 games of James' record, but he wouldn't bite when asked Friday if he thought it was a record that would never been broken.

"I would vote for me", James said. The guard scored 21 points and broke the franchise record for points scored at 9,841, passing Dell Curry (9,839). "I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, just because of what he was able to accomplish".