Thomson ReutersMarch 4, 2014 00:31
(Reuters) - Miami's LeBron James, wearing a protective mask to shield his broken nose, plundered a career-high 61 points in the Heat's 124-107 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday.
James, who sustained the injury late last month, drained 22 of his 33 shots. The four-time MVP scored 24 points at halftime and poured in another 25 in the third quarter alone, while making his first eight three-pointers.
The outburst surpassed is previous career high of 56 points set back in 2005 when he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers.