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NBA: LeBron's epic 61-points night draws rave reviews

Published on Mar 5, 2014 6:32 AM
Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) makes a shot over Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (15) in the second half at American Airlines Arena. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MIAMI (AFP) - A career-best 61-points by LeBron James in Miami's latest home victory has teammates and rivals raving about the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player's latest success.

The 29-year-old sank his first eight 3-point attempts, scored 25 points in the third quarter to match the entire Charlotte lineup and powered the two-time defending NBA champions to a 124-107 win over Charlotte on Monday.

"It felt like I had a golf ball throwing it into the ocean," James said.

"I was able to get it going once again in the third quarter and I knew it would be one of those nights." James broke the Heat record for points in a game, which had been 56 by Glen Rice in 1995.

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