News

James scores career-high 61 in win over Bobcats

James scores career-high 61 in win over Bobcats

Miami Heat's LeBron James goes up to dunk in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Miami. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored a career-high 61 points, breaking Glen Rice’s franchise record, and the Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107 on Monday night.

James made 22 of 33 shots from the field, including his first eight 3-point attempts. His career best had been 56 points, on March 20, 2005, for Cleveland against Toronto.

Rice scored 56 to set the Heat record on April 15, 1995, against Orlando.

James had 24 points at halftime, then added 25 in the third quarter. The record-breaker came with 5:46 left, when James spun through three defenders for a layup that fell as he tumbled to the court.

Al Jefferson had 38 points and 19 rebounds for the Bobcats, his huge night merely an afterthought.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Bryan Cranston laughs off ‘Breaking Bad’ toy controversy

Fresh
breaking

A Florida mom wants action figures from the popular series banned from Toys 'R' Us stores.

in National

Ebola is low on our list of concerns

ebolaprotest

A new poll shows Ebola ranks well behind the economy, jobs, and other issues among America's top problems.

in Entertainment

Jimmy Fallon penning picture book

jimmyfallon

Fallon's daughter Winnie Rose has inspired the picture book, which will hit store shelves this summer.

in Entertainment

My Little Pony coming to the big screen

mylittlepony

The tiny ponies are coming to big screen, and are set to make their movie debut in 2017.

in Local Sports

WWU awards and action Monday

Fresh
western washington logo generic copy/wwu

Men's and women's golf both playing in California tournaments