On a night with Dwyane Wade out, and even with the under .500 Charlotte Bobcats in town, LeBron James was expected to deliver a little extra to keep Miami's winning streak in tact.
The four-time MVP erupted for a career-high, and Miami Heat record 61 points in a 124-107 win over Charlotte.
"I try to take advantage of it each and every night."
Its the second 60-point game in the NBA this season, Carmelo Anthony has 62 against these same Bobcats back in January. Also, its the 64th time in NBA history a player has topped 60, and just the 12th time a player has done it on better than 66 percent shooting. James was 22-of-33 from the floor.
James also had seven rebounds and five assists to pad his numbers.
LeBron scored 11 in the first quarter, 13 in the second quarter, and the erupted for 25 in the third quarter, including 14 straight Heat points in one stretch.
He finished the final frame with 12, before exiting to a standing ovation with 1:23 left before a capacity crowd at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.