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LeBron James passes Pippen for most assists by forward

/ 02:22 PM February 25, 2015
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James smiles as he sits on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Washington. The Cavaliers won 127-89. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James smiles as he sits on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Washington. The Cavaliers won 127-89. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — 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.

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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.

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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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