News

Masked LeBron shatters personal record with 61 points

Masked LeBron shatters personal record with 61 points

BIG SCORE: Mar 3, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) is congratulated by Miami Heat shooting guard Ray Allen (34) and Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole in the second half of a game against the Charlotte Bobcats. Photo: Reuters

(Reuters) – Miami’s LeBron James, wearing a protective mask to shield his broken nose, plundered a career-high 61 points in the Heat’s 124-107 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday.

James, who sustained the injury late last month, drained 22 of his 33 shots. The four-time MVP scored 24 points at halftime and poured in another 25 in the third quarter alone, while making his first eight three-pointers.

The outburst surpassed is previous career high of 56 points set back in 2005 when he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

It also fell one point short of Carmelo Anthony’s NBA season-high of 62.

The Miami crowd at American Airlines Arena showered James with cheers as he strengthened his case for another MVP in a two-man race between himself and Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner; Editing by Peter Rutherford) nL3N0M116P

Recent Headlines

in Local

Feeding South Dakota Seeks Grant

Fresh
grocery shelf

Wal-Mart is offering $3 million in grants to Feeding America food banks across the country.

in Local

Younger Workers Leaving Area

Fresh
Kramer 91714

With the expected addition of five to seven hundred jobs over the next few years, workers and housing will be critical issues.

in Local

Kindle: No Opt Out Needed

Fresh
Kindle 91714

Yankton School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Kindle says the district should not have to ask for a property tax opt out, at least for the next few years.

in Local

New School District Completes First Month

Fresh
school_bus_1

It has been just over a month since school started in the newly merged Hartington-Newcastle district in north east Nebraska.

in Local

Task Force Meets

Fresh
money farm

The Ag Land Assessment Oversight Advisory Task Force of the South Dakota Legislature met earlier this week in Pierre.