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LeBron James says he's "getting better with age" after career-high 14th triple-double

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LeBron James produced another remarkable performance to get the Cleveland Cavaliers back to winning ways after back-to-back defeats in Los Angeles against the Clippers and Lakers.

The King posted his 14th triple-double of the season with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in a 127-107 win over the Phoenix Suns.

This set a new career-high for the four-time MVP, beating his previous best of 13 triple-doubles in the 2016-17 campaign.

Despite being in his 15th year in the league, James is playing arguably the best basketball of his career and he claims his latest monster stat line is a testament to how much he's improving.

"You can just say I'm like fine wine, I get better with age. That's what it says," he said, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin,

The game has definitely evolved over the years and is played at a much faster pace with a huge emphasis on spacing the floor and utilising the three-point shot.

Playing at a quicker pace ultimately means more possessions and more chances to rack up stats.

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LeBron was asked if this was the reason for his increased triple-doubles, but he disagreed and had his own take on how he's been able to put up these big numbers.

"More possessions, my a--. What are you talking about?" James said. "I'm getting better with age, that's what it's saying."

The 33-year-old's triple-double in Phoenix was the 69th of his career which ranks him number six on the all-time list behind Oscar Robertson (181), Magic Johnson (138), Jason Kidd (107), Russell Westbrook (100) and Wilt Chamberlain (78), per ESPN.

"I think I was just playing in all three facets and more," James said of Tuesday night's game. "I was able to get a charge as well, pick up a couple blocks, couple steals.

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"It's just being around the court and being reliable to my teammates. For me to be able to clean glass and get my guys good looks where they were able to just catch-and-shoot or catch and lay it up, it made it a lot easier for me for sure.

"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."

For the season, King James is averaging 26.9 points, 9.0 assists and 8.5 rebounds per game.

The Cavaliers may be faltering this year but LeBron has proven that he is still the best player in the league and as long as he's around and playing at this level, his team cannot be written off as serious contenders.

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