I'm like fine wine - LeBron James after career-high 14th triple-double

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"With the scoring, I just tried to be aggressive and got to the free throw line tonight and was able to knock those down too".

Of course, facing the team with the second-worst record in the National Basketball Association was also beneficial, especially in light of the Cavaliers' recent struggles.

"I thought he just out-toughed us", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. "He did a good job of that tonight".

James finished off his 14th triple-double of the year in Tuesday's 129-107 victory over the Phoenix Suns at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, and in the process, set a new career-high for triple-doubles in a single season.

"I just want us to get as healthy as we can get so I know and obviously our coaching staff knows and we all know what we can become", LeBron James said, according to Vardon. He had multiple highlight plays including this dish to Kyle Korver that most players would never even attempt.

And then Korver makes 6-of-7 shots (5-of-6 3s) and 22 points. Such as this alley-oop to Jeff Green.

The Cavaliers took control of the game from the outset, jumping out to a 13-2 advantage just three minutes into the contest. But at one point in his career, roughly 13 years ago, he was made famous for something quite unfortunate. Their 55 percent shooting from the field for the quarter was in contrast to the Suns' woeful 26 percent effort in that department.

Getting his first start of the season, Korver made three first-half 3-pointers, each one assisted by James. "We were in tune with the game plan". The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. Still, the Cavaliers managed to maintain a large enough cushion throughout the period to head into halftime leading 68-52.

"I have no idea what's going on", Korver said. "I get better with age. We just have to keep building and working on our chemistry". Much of Cleveland's damage in a 38-point first quarter was done at the foul line, where they went 12-of-15 compared to the Suns' 3-of-3 mark.

"A few days before the Cavaliers faced the LA Lakers and the LA Clippers in Los Angeles last weekend, a "super fan" put up a billboard in LA, clad in purple and gold, with the hashtag "#LABron", as well as the message, "Cleveland and Philly, You Can't Compete with L.A".