LeBron James

LeBron Ties Cavs' Assist Record in Win Over Suns

LeBron James made more history and helped the Cavaliers move up in the standings on Saturday night.

James tied the franchise career assists record in the third quarter and Cleveland moved into a tie for second place in the Eastern Conference with an 89-79 victory over Phoenix.

James tied Mark Price at 4,206 assists in the third quarter — he tallied eight in total — and scored 17 points as the Cavaliers finished a rugged stretch of four games in five nights.

"It's a pretty cool feat anytime time I get an opportunity to move into the record books," James said. "Having assists means my teammates are making shots. Credit goes to my teammates."

James discarded his trademark headband in the second quarter and played without it the rest of the game.

"It just happened," he said. "I just took it off."

James was 6 for 16 from the field and had six rebounds to help the Cavaliers win their 13th straight at home and move even with Chicago.

Timofey Mozgov led the Cavaliers with 19 points. Tristan Thompson had 15 points with 12 rebounds, and Kevin Love finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Markieff Morris scored 16 points to lead Phoenix. The Suns fell two games behind eighth-place Oklahoma City in the Western Conference playoff race.

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