LeBron James racks up historic triple-double and moves to within 100 points of all-time scoring record

    LeBron James recorded his first triple-double of the season in the Lakers' win over the New York Knicks.

    (CNN)LeBron James made history at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday by becoming the oldest player in NBA history to record a 20-point triple-double, per OPTA Sports.

    The 38-year-old finished with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the Los Angeles Lakers' crucial 129-123 overtime win against the New York Knicks, recording his first triple-double of the season and moving him to within 89 points of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time scoring record.
    However, as he has done throughout his career, James showed there is much more to his game than scoring and also surpassed Mark Jackson and Steve Nash to move up to fourth place on the NBA's all-time assist leaderboard with 10,338.
      "It's amazing because that's just what I love to do and get my guys involved," James said, per ESPN.
        "Anytime you link with some of the greats -- Mark Jackson played here, was drafted here by the Knicks, so it's a super cool thing and obviously, we know when Nash was [in the league], I played against him for many, many years.
        "His ability to pass the ball was very uncanny."
        LeBron James moved up to fourth on the NBA's all-time assists list.
        The win ended the Lakers' two-game losing streak as James, who has been managing an ankle injury all season, also became the only player in NBA history to rank inside the top five in both all-time points and assists.