Each of them had 30-10 nights — James with 33 points and 10 rebounds, Bosh had 31 points and 12 rebounds, and Wade shook off a bruised tailbone to finish with 30 points and 11 boards — as the Miami Heat beat the Houston Rockets 125-119 for their eighth win in nine games.
It was the first time since February 1961 that three teammates finished with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds in a non-overtime game.
“Unbelievable,” James said.
“That’s why we get paid the big bucks,” Wade said.
The last time a team had three players score 30 in the same game was Feb. 26, 2010, when Houston had Martin, Aaron Brooks and Scola combine for 94 against San Antonio. Before that, you’d have to go back all the way to Nov. 14, 1997, when Portland’s Isaiah Rider, Brian Grant and Arvydas Sabonis all had 30-plus points and 10 or more rebounds in a quadruple-overtime win over Phoenix.
But doing it in regulation, the last time that happened was a half-century ago, when Oscar Robertson, Jack Twyman and Wayne Embry — Hall of Famers all — did it for the Cincinnati Royals in a loss to the Philadelphia Warriors.
“One of the things we talked about when we came together was making history,” Bosh said.
• LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each had at least 30 points and 10 rebounds in the Heat win — just the second time in NBA history three teammates reached those marks in a non-overtime game.
• It was the second straight contest that James, Wade and Bosh each recorded at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in the same game.
• The two games between the Heat and Rockets this season ended with the exact score. Miami won both 125-119.
• It was the fourth time this season the Rockets gave up at least 125 points. They are 1-3 in those games.