LeBron James matches Oscar Robertson to make playoff history in Lakers’ Game 5 win over Rockets

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CBS Sports logoLeBron James matches Oscar Robertson to make playoff history in Lakers’ Game 5 win over Rockets

In the first round of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers lost Game 1 to the Portland Trail Blazers, then rattled off four straight wins to take care of business. Thanks to their dominant win in Game 5 over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night, things played out the exact same way in the second round. Now, the Lakers are on to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2010.

As expected, LeBron James led the way, finishing with 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in just 30 minutes to close things out. It was another incredible playoff performance from “The King,” something we’ve become quite accustomed to over the past 17 years. This one was a bit special, though, as LeBron made some history in the process.

He joined Oscar Robertson as the only two players in postseason history to put up at least 250 points, 100 rebounds and 80 assists through the first 10 games of a playoff campaign.

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