LeBron James calls Tim Duncan 'the greatest power forward of all time'

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LeBron James passed Tim Duncan for 14th place on the NBA's career scoring list, during the Cleveland Cavaliers' 120-103 win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

James scored 28 points and added 11 rebounds and eight assists as the Cavaliers moved two and a half games ahead of the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference. Seven other players managed to achieve double figures for the Cavs on the night as well.

LeBron also became just the third player, joining Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in NBA history with 10 points or more in 700 consecutive games.

Speaking of passing Duncan on the NBA career scoring list, James said, according to ESPN: "He's the greatest power forward of all time. If not one of the greatest of all time, period. I got so many different stories and so many different things and situations that have been linked to him and we've been linked together. Even though he's a few years older than me, we just stayed linked.

"And I just think what he's done for this league and what he's done for the Spurs organization and what he represents is something you can kind of look towards if you ever kind of get sidetracked. You look at a guy like that and it kind of puts you right back in place."

Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said that James passing Duncan was a great achievement, but he wasn't as dazzled with the 10-point streak as he felt he doesn't think it is that big of an accomplishment.

He said: "If LeBron can't get 10 points in a game, I mean, he might need to retire. I don't see that really being a big thing. He should be able to get 10 points every night. But, with Kareem and Jordan, any time you're mentioned in a conversation with those guys, it does mean a lot. So, I was just messing with you."

The next game for James to try and keep moving up the career scoring list will be when the Cavaliers play against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday Night. 

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