LeBron James Joins Exclusive Company With Finals Triple-Double In Heat Loss To Mavericks

LeBron James would gladly trade the triple-double he earned in Thursday's Game 5 Miami Heat loss to the Dallas Mavericks for a win, but he's stuck with the loss. James had 17 points (just two in the fourth quarter), 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Heat, tallying the first triple-double of the series and just the fourth in any Finals series since 1993.

Rajon Rondo had a triple-double in Game 2 of last year's Finals (19-12-10); the last one prior to that came from Tim Duncan (21-20-10 plus eight blocks) in a masterful Game 6 clincher against the Nets in the 2003 Finals. The most recent Finals triple-double in a loss came from none other than Jason Kidd, who put up 25-10-10 in a losing effort in the 2002 Finals.

With Thursday's effort, James now has four of the league's 10 most recent playoff triple-doubles. Rondo has four as well, and Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook each have one, both from this season.

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