LeBron James joined Michael Jordan in the record books Wednesday as perhaps the most consistent scorer in NBA history while playing against the team that Jordan owns. James tied Jordan’s league record of 866 consecutive games with 10 points or more in the first half of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 118-105 win over the Hornets, hitting the mark off an alley-oop from JR Smith with 6:10 remaining in the second quarter.

James kept up the scoring from there, totaling 35 points by the end of the third quarter. It was the 20th time in his career that he had scored 30 or more points against the Hornets, which tied Jordan in a separate record for the most 30-point games by a Hornets opponent. He finished with 41 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists for the game. The last time James didn’t score at least 10 points in a game was Jan. 5, 2007, when he scored eight points on 3-for-13 shooting in a Cavs win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Jordan’s streak lasted from March 1986 until December 2001.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is third on the double-digit-streak list (787 games). Among active players, James Harden is second behind James (257) and DeMarcus Cousins is third (162), according to ESPN Stats & Information research. James came into Wednesday’s game ranked No. 7 on the all-time scoring list with 30,814 points, needing 1,479 points to pass Jordan at No. 4 (32,292). However, James already had passed Jordan as the league’s all-time leading playoff scorer last spring.

James has scored 10 or more points in 99.3 percent of his career games, the highest percentage in NBA history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau research.

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