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Monday, May 28, 2018

LeBron James catches fire, goes for career-high 61 points (Video)

LeBron James expressed jealousy over all the field goal attempts Kevin Durant was attempting this season, so it was only fitting that a month later he would go bananas and set his own career-high for points.

James scored 61 points — a Miami Heat franchise record — in the team’s 124-107 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night. James scored inside the paint, from beyond the arc, with the mid-range game and on second-chance points. He started off the game 8-for-8 on 3-pointers, finished 8-for-10, and was 22-of-33 from the field overall. He had 61 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the game.

“Once you get into a zone, it feels like shooting a golf ball into the ocean,” James said after his record-setting night.

Here’s what your shot chart looks like when you score 61 points in a game:

LeBron James shot chart

James’ 61 points topped his previous career high of 56 and also beat Glen Rice’s franchise record of 56 points in a game. He set franchise records for points in a game, points in a quarter (25) and field goals in a game (22).

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