James's triple-double stripped by NBA after review

NEW YORK Sat Feb 7, 2009 11:21am IST

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts as he rolls on the court after after getting leg cramp while playing against the New York Knicks late in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 4, 2009. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts as he rolls on the court after after getting leg cramp while playing against the New York Knicks late in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 4, 2009.

Credit: Reuters/Ray Stubblebine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cleveland forward LeBron James has had his triple-double from Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks stripped after the NBA reviewed the game, the league said on Friday.

The NBA said a rebound credited to James should have actually been awarded to Ben Wallace, who had tipped the loose ball to James with 39.3 seconds remaining.

James will now be credited with 52 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds.

Prior to Friday's ruling, James had been the first player to record a triple-double while scoring 50 points since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar achieved the feat in 1975.

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