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Basketball: LeBron James' record streak ends as Heat overcome Thunder

Published on Feb 15, 2013 4:48 PM
 
Miami Heat forward LeBron James reacts after being called for a technical foul against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Thursday, Feb 14, 2013. James continued his sizzling form with 39 points in the Heat's 110-100 win over the Thunders on Thursday but missed a late three-pointer to bring his record scoring streak to an end. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

OKLAHOMA CITY (REUTERS) - LeBron James continued his sizzling form with 39 points in the Miami Heat's 110-100 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday but missed a late three-pointer to bring his record scoring streak to an end.

James became the first National Basketball Association player to score 30 points while shooting 60 per cent in six straight games on Tuesday but was unable to extend the record to seven against the Thunder, his percentage dipping to 58 on 14-for-24 shots.

With the NBA approaching the mid-season All Star break, James passed the 30-point mark for the seventh game in a row and also had 12 rebounds and seven assists in the Valentine's Day showdown between last year's NBA finalists.