NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — NBA scores, results and records, as well as NBA standings following the Mar. 3 list of games on Monday night.
Highlighting the night was reigning MVP LeBron James, who scored a career-high and franchise-record mark of 61 points in the Miami Heat‘s (43-14) commanding 124-107 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats (27-33).
James, who also had seven rebounds and five assists, shot 22 of 33 shots from the field, include knocking down the first eight 3-pointers, on his way to beating his previous career best of 56 points, set against the Toronto Raptors in 2005 when he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Glen Rice had also scored 56 to set the Miami Heat record against Orlando in 1995.
“The man above has given me some unbelievable abilities to play the game of basketball,” James said.
“I just try to take advantage of it every night. I got the trust of my teammates and my coaching staff to go in there and let it go.”
“Feel like I had a golf ball thrown into the ocean, especially in that third quarter,” he added.
“At one point I pulled it up behind the three-point line, probably like 30 feet and when that one went in, I knew I was in a really really good groove.”
Chris Bosh scored 15 points and seven rebounds, as the Miami Heat recorded the eighth straight victory.
Al Jefferson led the Charlotte Bobcats with 38 points and 19 rebounds in the defeat that certainly came about about failing to contain James.
“You take away (James’) 61 points and we still had a fighting chance there at the end,” Jefferson said.
Elsewhere on Monday nigh, the New York Knicks (21-40) slide continued in the NBA standings after Carmelo Antony, who scored 28 points and company, failed to overcome Andre Drummond’s 26 rebounds and 17 points and suffered a 96-85 defeat to the Detroit Pistons (24-36).
“I’m running out of comments,” said Anthony after New York dropped its seventh straight games and 13 of the last 15.
The Los Angeles Lakers (21-39) stunned the Portland Trail Blazers (41-19) by a scored of 107-106, while the Brooklyn Nets (29-29) picked up a 96-80 victory over the Chicago Bulls (33-27) and the Memphis Grizzlies (34-25) topped the Washington Wizards (31-29), 110-104.
NBA Scores, Results and Records
Miami Heat 124 (43-14), Charlotte Bobcats 107 (27-33)
Milwaukee Bucks 114 (12-47), Utah Jazz 88 (21-39)
Brooklyn Nets 96 (29-29), Chicago Bulls 80 (33-27)
Detroit Pistons 96 (24-36), New York Knicks 85 (21-40)
Memphis Grizzlies 110 (34-25), Washington Wizards 104 (31-29)
Minnesota Timberwolves 132 (30-29) – Denver Nuggets 128 (25-34)
Los Angeles Lakers 107 (21-39) – Portland Trail Blazers 106 (41-19)
Sacramento Kings 96 (21-39) – New Orleans Pelicans 89 (23-37)