Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James' triple-double leads Los Angeles Lakers to 12th-consecutive road win

The Los Angeles Lakers are chasing history with this upcoming road trip and they're off to a good start.

They held the Orlando Magic to a season-low nine points in the first quarter but let them back in the game before eventually closing out a nine-point victory, 96-87, to pick up yet another road win.

The Lakers 96 points was their second-lowest scoring total of the season but their stout defence was able to hold the Magic under 90 points - the third time they've held a team under 90 and the ninth time they've held an opponent under 100 points this season.

Los Angeles is a perfect 9-0 when holding teams under 100.

LeBron James controlled the game the entire way with a triple-double of 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

It's James' sixth triple-double of the season and 87th triple-double of his career. His six triple-doubles ties him with Russell Westbrook for second most in the NBA and puts him one shy of Luka Doncic for most in the league this year.

The Lakers are 5-1 in games where LeBron records a triple-double, with their only loss coming to the Toronto Raptors.

Now, for the chasing history part.

This victory gives Los Angeles their 12th-consecutive road win of the season. This is the start of a five-game road stretch, with away games coming up against the Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks.

That's not exactly the easiest slate of opponents as Miami has yet to lose on their home floor at a perfect 11-0 and the Pacers are amidst their best stretch of the season with seven wins in their last 10 games.

If they can get through those first three games with wins, their clash against the Bucks - winners of 16-consecutive games - would be an opportunity to tie history.

As if a potential NBA Finals matchup wasn't enough to spice up that contest.

The 1971 Lakers own the record for most-consecutive road wins at 16 games. If this year's Lakers can get through this tough road stretch unscathed, they will match that record.

Will LeBron, Anthony Davis and co. be able to keep this going up until their highly anticipated first matchup against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks?

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