LeBron James obviously wasn’t prepared to give in his MVP award to anybody yet.
LeBron put on the greatest career-high scoring of his NBA life with 61 points, beating Glen Rice’s franchise record, and the Miami Heat overcame the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107.
This was the 8th win in a row for the two-time defending champions Miami Heat, who are beginning to roll as the playoffs draw near.
LeBron scored 22 of 33 shots from the field, which included his first 8 three-point tries, on the road to his momentous night.
James’ career greatest had been 56 points, on 20th March, 2005, for Cleveland versus Toronto. Glen Rice made 56 to set the Heat record on 15th April, 1995, against Orlando.
LeBron scored 24 points at halftime, and then scored an additional 25 in the third quarter. The record-setter came with 5:46 left, when he spin through 3 defenders for a layup that fell while he fell down to the court.
Charlotte’s Al Jefferson made 38 points and grabbed 19 rebounds, his best night, but it was all about James.
James was scoring from all over the court, even a pullup three-pointer from around 30ft. Spoelstra joked that it was from 40 feet, late in the 3rd quarter, as the mass roared and the Heat bench leaped with delight.
Charlotte has permitted the two highest scoring totals in the NBA this season. Carmelo Antony scored 62 points for the New York Knicks against Charlotte Bobcats on 24th January.
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