LeBron James recorded 34 points on 13-of-20 shooting and 13 assists in a full-time point guard role on Tuesday, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 119-112 win over the Chicago Bulls.

The Cavs superstar was compelled to start at the point guard position for the first time since 2005 due to injured teammates Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas. Coming off of an embarrassing loss to the Orlando Magic last week, the Cavaliers leaned on James’ playmaking and scoring ability throughout the game to fend off the Bulls.

The game also featured Dwyane Wade coming off the bench for the first time since joining the Cavaliers.

J.R Smith, who took over the starting shooting guard spot, finished with three points on 1-of-8 shooting while Wade recorded 11 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds in 23 minutes of play.

The Master of Positions

When asked by the media about the reason behind his seamless transition to a point guard role, James said he simply knows how to play every position on the court.

"Ever since I was a kid, I've always learned every position on the floor," James told the media via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. "When I started playing ball, for some odd reason, I could learn every single position on the floor all at one time: the point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center. And [I] know all the plays, what they're doing and what's the reads."

Versatility has been one of the benchmarks throughout LeBron’s legendary NBA career.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Cavs star is the only player in NBA history to record at least 20 points and 10 assists in four different positions: point guard (6 times), shooting guard (once), power forward (6 times) and his natural small forward position (144 times). The night was also historic for James, who tied Zynduras Ilgauskas for most regular-season games played in Cavs history (771).

Making an impression

While “the King” continues to put up MVP-like of numbers at age 32, a 20-year-old power forward on the Bulls is steadily making a name for himself. Lauri Markkanen, the No.7 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, wasn’t supposed to get this much playing time in his first year in Chicago. The injury of multiple Bulls players opened the door for the Finnish player to prove the case that he is the team’s power forward of the future.

Markkanen is averaging 16.3 points and 9.3 rebounds in 34 minutes per game for the Bulls this season. He’s also shooting at 45 percent from the field and 46 percent from the three-point line, filling the void left by Mirotic as the team’s floor-stretcher. The Finnish player was also the main reason for the Bulls’ strong start against the Cavs, as he made three 3-pointers, giving his team a 10-point cushion. The score at the end of the first quarter was 38-28 thanks to Markkanen.

James admitted that he was impressed with Markkanen’s confidence in shooting the ball and predicted a bright future for the Bulls’ young star. “A very confident kid, shoot the heck out of the ball. He's going to continue to get better,” Lebron said of Markkanen via ESPN.