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 finishes with a career-high 61 points for the Heat tonight pic.twitter.com/Dxc5lY5rJP
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 4, 2014
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).