AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Showing off his all-around game, LeBron James broke Scottie Pippen’s NBA record for career assists by a forward when he found Kevin Love for an open 3-pointer against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
Pippen had held the top mark of 6,135 since taking it from John Havlicek in 2004.
James tied that with an alley-oop pass to Timofey Mozgov early in the second quarter.
Three minutes later, he added No. 6,136 with the pass to Love, who finished with eight 3-pointers for 24 points in the Cavaliers 102-93 win. James finished with 11 assists giving him 6,142 for his career.
Larry Bird and Kevin Garnett fill out the top 5.
James also holds the single-season record for assists by a forward with 651 in 2009-10. He broke Havlicek’s record of 614.
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