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Published: Mon, November 06, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

LeBron James Becomes Youngest NBA Player to Score 29000 Points

LeBron James Becomes Youngest NBA Player to Score 29000 Points

It was his 11th career 50-point game, and his highest scoring contest since he dropped 61 on Charlotte back on March 3, 2014. James hurdled over a seated Bradley Beal while dribbling, swatted a shot by John Wall off the backboard, and looked for a camera to wag both index fingers in the midst of a three-point play.

This was a clinic from James in a young season in which he's shooting a career-best.610 from the field.

"When we're not making shots and not scoring I think it becomes mental", Lue said.

James' 57 points performance saw him matching Kyrie Irving's franchise record, which was set against the San Antonio Spurs on March 12, 2015. But even knowing how great James remains - and he is, without a doubt, still the game's undisputed top talent, even as he is in his 15th season and approaching his 33rd birthday - it is hard to quantify just how great he was Friday night. "That right there shows what everyone talks about". When he's in that kind of rhythm, that kind of mindset, no one on the court can stop him. Simmons joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in National Basketball Association history with multiple triple-doubles in their first nine career games, as he helped Philadelphia to their fourth consecutive victory. We knew that. Going into the game, very rarely you see a guy hit like 10 straight heat-check shots.

So to get to 57, which only one other Cavalier has ever done (Kyrie Irving, on March 12, 2015), James needed almost every shot he has in his bag.

The 24-year-old is now putting up career-best numbers with 18.7 points on 55.7 percent shooting from the field and 51.7 percent from beyond the arc, along with 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and a league-best 2.7 steals per game.

"We obviously witnessed one of the best players to ever play the game", Brooks said.

"You got to pat him on the behind". Washington have played five games with at least 213 combined points, and have gotten to 226 and higher in all three home games.

Derrick Rose, who had playoff battles against James in the past when Rose played for the Chicago Bulls, was pleased to experience a night like Friday as James' teammate. If anything, just learn from it and be mindful of it and just try to take it all in. I see you guys, I hear you guys, I get it.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) gestures after scoring against the Washington Wizards in the fourth quarter at Capital One Arena. Even the one-legged fadeaway 3, on the opposite of their baseline, I work on that too.

"I just want you guys to understand this, I'm here to help this team in whatever capacity I can from a veteran standpoint, from a second unit standpoint and I'm trying to figure that out".

How Porter comes back after missing a game will be crucial, more so since he will match up against James on the defensive end.

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