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LeBron James drops the 41st triple-double of his career in rampant Cavaliers victory

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LeBron James was up to his old tricks on Monday night as the four-time MVP produced the 41st triple-double of his career and second of the season in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 124-91 rout over the Denver Nuggets.

It was a comprehensive win for King James and company as they built a 19-point lead in the first quarter behind 17 points from James.

The sold-out Quicken Loans Arena was treated to a further 16 points from James before everything was said and done, in addition to 11 boards and 11 assists.

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The 31-year-old put on a clinic during the Cavaliers' rampant victory and made several attractive looks for his teammates in addition to penetrating the heart of the Nuggets for some textbook driving layups.

James also got himself on the end of some eye-popping alley-oops to stamp an exclamation point on a victory that gave the Cavs their 50th success of the campaign and crowned them the Central Division champions for the second consecutive year.

This latest victory leaves the Cavaliers three games clear at the top of the Eastern Conference and their status as home seeds in the playoffs is all but confirmed.

However, their comprehensive defeat against the Miami Heat at the weekend - James' old team - was cause for concern in Ohio knowing they could face the resurgent franchise in the Eastern finals.

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Don't forget about King James

For now, though, James is choosing to bask in the glory of another division title and hope it leads to more prosperous accomplishments in the near future

"Along the journey you never want to take things for granted and accomplishments that happen along the way," James said after the Nuggets win. "You've got to take it in. It's not given every year, obviously, that you can win a division title, win 50 games in a league where it's so hard to win.

"I've been fortunate to do it a few times so it's a great thing for our franchise and a great thing for our guys here and it's something that you can always talk about when you're done playing ball. It's a pretty cool thing."

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James has been long regarded as perhaps the most complete player in the NBA today, and with the emergence of premiere talents like Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard in recent years, it's almost like James isn't so readily acknowledged for his talents.

Perhaps it's a given how great he is and it's not worth constantly repeating it?

Whatever the case, actions speak louder than words and with Westbrook making up ground on James for active career triple-doubles, the Cavaliers franchise player served up a timely reminder of just how great he is at the expense of the powerless Nuggets.

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Eastern Conference
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Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
LeBron James
Denver Nuggets
Northwest Division
Western Conference

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