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NBA: LeBron hits career-high 61 as Heat beat Bobcats

Published on Mar 4, 2014 12:38 PM
Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket past Charlotte Bobcats centre Al Jefferson (25) in the second half at American Airlines Arena on Mar 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

MIAMI (AFP) - LeBron James scored a career-high 61 points to break the Miami Heat single-game scoring record on Monday, sparking the defending NBA champions over the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107.

The Heat's season win streak stretched to eight games in a row with a 16th consecutive victory in meetings with Charlotte, whose win drought against Miami now spans four years.

James sank eight 3-pointers, hitting 22-of-33 shots from the field overall, and also grabbed seven rebounds and passed off five assists.

The former Heat single-game scoring record was 56 points by Glen Rice in April 1995.

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