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Ben McLemore

James, Irving lead Cavaliers past Kings 120-100

LeBron James came close to his 40th career triple-double several times this season.

The four-time MVP got there in three quarters Monday night.

James scored 21 points to go along with 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his first triple-double of the season, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 120-100 win over the Sacramento Kings.

James pulled down his final rebound late in the third quarter, resulting in a loud cheer from the sellout crowd. He didn't play the final period 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 it in three quarters was...