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LeBron James smashes personal and franchise records

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A new Miami Heat franchise record was set last night, with LeBron James scoring 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats to set his own personal career high in points to match.

LeBron James showed last night that we are witnessing history in the making in Miami, a player that will be talked about for years to come.

The Heat defeated the Bobcats 124-107, with James accounting for just under half of the total points scored by the defending NBA champs.

This performance set a Miami Heat franchise record of 61 points scored by a player in a single game.

LeBron also added seven rebounds and contributed five assists, showing that even when he scores 61 he can still contribute in other ways.

LeBron now becomes the 22nd player in NBA history to notch 60 points or more in one game, joining two other active NBA players, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant.

In January the MVP race was looking as if it was already won by Kevin Durant, but LeBron has come on strong in February and evened the playing field again.

Tonights performance showed that LeBron can never truly be dismissed from MVP considerations. Lesson learned.

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