LeBron James Eruption Alert: 8-for-8 From 3-Point Range, Good For 53 Points Early in 4th

By Tim Ryan

LeBron James is going nuts in Miami against the Bobcats. He’s 17-for-24 from the field and perfect from three-point range, giving him 53 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists at the end of the third quarter. He’s just three points shy of his career high of 56, which came against the Raptors in 2005.

UPDATE: LeBron has a new career high of 57, also a Heat record, eclipsing Glen Rice’s previous high of 56. Here’s the bucket that did the deed:

UPDATE 2: With just over a minute left, LeBron leaves the game with 61 points, seemingly to honor Nate Newton of his beloved Dallas Cowboys. Take a bow, Nate.

And here’s video of points 60 and 61. Would’ve preferred a dunk or a throw-dunk: