LeBron, Cavs Rally to Best Blazers 88-80

James scores 24, records 17th career triple-double in victory
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2008 11:40 PM CDT
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, shoots inside Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 10, 2008, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – LeBron James continued to make a strong case that he should win the NBA MVP Award by posting his seventh triple-double of the season, in Cleveland’s 88-80 come from behind win over Portland. King James scored 24 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished 11 assists. He also had a steal and two blocks to fill out the stat sheet, reports the Associated Press.

The Cavaliers trailed by as many as 13 points in the second quarter and did not take a lead until Anderson Varejao converted a 3-point play with 9.2 seconds left in the third to give Cleveland a 62-61 lead. The Cavs were able to make plays down the stretch, while the Blazers folded, committing three turnovers in the final two minutes.