There was a lot of movement in the Eastern Conference before the trade deadline ended Thursday, but LeBron James proved he’s still the king.
Cleveland has been battered and beaten at times this season, and with Kevin Love out for at least six weeks, teams made moves trying to usurp the Cavaliers’ hold on the throne.
James recorded his sixth triple-double of the season Thursday by scoring 18 points with 15 assists and 13 rebounds in a 119-104 win over the Knicks. Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 23 points.
James’ 15 assists tied his career high in a triple-double. He has two triple-doubles this season with 14-plus assists against the Knicks.
Speaking of the Knicks, beleaguered ex-star Charles Oakley attended the game in Cleveland, but didn’t appear to be rooting for New York. Instead, Barkley was sitting by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.
The emergence of Dario Saric has flown under the radar, but the 76ers power forward has turned into an All-Star contender. Saric led Philadelphia to a 105-102 win against the Knicks by pouring in 21 points with 10 rebounds and four assists. He now has five double-doubles in his last seven games.
Nerlens Noel seems to have found a home in Dallas. In his first start with the Mavericks, Noel registered his first career 15-point, 15-rebound game by scoring 15 points while hauling in 17 rebounds in a 104-100 win against the Grizzlies.
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