Despite a broken nose and face protection uncomfortable, LeBron James made Monday the finest copy of his NBA career with 61 points and a series of records.
Charlotte managed decidedly to NBA stars: after Carmelo Anthony had 62 points firmly told the Bobcats late January, LeBron James has in turn feasted face to the franchise of North Carolina defeated 124-107 Monday night by Miami.
“King James” has improved its record of five units of points in a game dating back to March 2005 when he registered 56 points for Cleveland against Toronto.
These 61 points, including 25 for only the third quarter, also a new record for a player from Miami (56 pts by Glen Rice in April 1995).
Heat star who broke his nose on February 20, scored 22 baskets on 33 attempted, including an impressive 8 of 10 three-pointers.
LeBron James also took seven rebounds and made five assists for the delight of spectators AmericanAirlines Arena that ended up meeting chanting “MVP” at their star.
The person, quadruple MVP (best player), celebrated his achievement with some statements “LeBronesques”: “The guy above me gave us incredible abilities to play basketball and I try to make the best use for each match. ”
“I sometimes feel during the meeting that I had in my hands a golf ball,” said he added.
His coach Erik Spoelstra honored him: “When he’s like that, too aggressive and deliberate that it is unstoppable.”
– Double Double Batum –
LeBron James had missed six games due to his injury and since his return last Thursday, he scored 112 points and made 20 rebounds issued 16 assists in three games, all won by Miami.
Heat, two-time defending NBA title, is second in the Eastern Conference with 43 wins to 14 losses, behind Indiana.
Furthermore a third consecutive title, LeBron James is the MVP trophy in the regular season only seems to play him Kevin Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer and “serial-shooter” Oklahoma City.
In other matches of the evening, the Brooklyn Nets corrected the Chicago Bulls 96-80.
In the aftermath of the fifth triple-double (13 points, 14 assists, 12 rebounds) of his career, Joakim Noah was more discreet with 10 points, 6 rebounds and an assist.
The Los Angeles Lakers led by Pau Gasol (22 points) emerged in Portland 107-106 7th despite double doubles this season Nicolas Batum (17 points, 15 rebounds).
The Lakers, always unpredictable, ended the series of five consecutive wins Trailblazers, but remains far from qualifying places for the play-offs with 21 wins and 39 defeats.
The evening has hardly smiled to French: five points and a home loss to Evan Fournier and Denver, beaten by Minnesota (132-128).
Same penalty for Alexis Ajinca (4 pts and 5 rebounds in 20 minutes) and New Orleans dominated by Sacramento 96-89 and Rudy Gobert (2 pts and 1 rb 10 min) and Utah crushed Milwaukee 114-88.