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LeBron James joins 'Big O' on exclusive scoring-assist list

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Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James has his arm looked at after he dunks the basketball in the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 13, 2015. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James has his arm looked at after he dunks the basketball in the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 13, 2015. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James joined Oscar Robertson's elite company in Cleveland's win over Orlando on Monday.

James joined Robertson as the only players in NBA history to rank in the top 25 in both scoring and assists. James' assist on Kevin Love's 3-pointer with five minutes left in the second quarter gave him 6,387, moving him ahead of Norm Nixon and into 25th place.

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James is 19th on the all-time scoring list and should pass Reggie Miller for 18th place Wednesday night at Toronto.

Robertson ranks 11th all-time in scoring (26,710) and sixth in assists (9,887).

James has already reached a number of milestones this season, including the youngest to score 25,000 points. Now he joins Robertson on another exclusive list.

"Every time there's a young great player everybody talks about Michael (Jordan), but to me he's always been more like a Magic (Johnson) or an Oscar type player because of his vision," Magic coach Scott Skiles said. "That's what makes him so difficult. If you think you're going to give him a steady diet of running and double teaming him, he's going to carve you up."

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James matched a season high with 13 assists to go with 15 points and six rebounds.

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