LeBron James has heard the chatter about Kevin Durant nudging him aside for the league’s best player honors. During Monday night’s game against the Bobcats, LBJ decided to do put on a performance for the record books and to quiet down the KD For MVP fan club. James scored a career-high 61 points on 22-33 shooting, including going 8-10 from three, to go along with seven rebounds and five assists.
— 25 points in the third quarter, a Heat record for points scored in any quarter.
— 37 points in the second half, a Heat record for points scored in any half.
— 22 field goals made, another Heat record.
— Broke Glen Rice’s Miami Heat franchise record of 56 points.
— Career-high points total, besting his 56 scored against the Raptors in 2005.
— Tied his career-high with eight three-point field goals made.