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Saturday, February 21, 2009

One wild and crazy night

Cavs forward LeBron James' 3-minute stretch in the third quarter on Friday was breathtaking.

He scored 16 points in the first 2:50 of the third. He ended with a season-high 55 points - one short of his career high. If he hadn't missed 7 free throws ...

Many of the attempts weren't good shots. In fact, they were terrible shots. But when you're that hot, I guess you keep firing away.

"I have to make sure I’m not overcoaching," Cavs coach Mike Brown said. "I have to sit down and watch the game like everyone else. Bernie Bickerstaff once told me, 'Don’t overcoach, young fella.' "

James was asked after the game, how much money would it take to get him to come to Milwaukee. He chuckled.

"I'm in Cleveland, baby," he said. "I love the way we're playing."

In case you were wondering, James has overtaken Miami's Dwyane Wade in the league's scoring race. James is now averaging 28.9 points per game.

The Bucks shot 58 percent from the field in first half; 40 percent in second half.

"I told our guys at halftime, ‘If we want to defend, we’ll win," Brown said.

James has now scored 24 points in a quarter three times in his career. He's had 50 or more seven times (the Cavs are 5-2). He's never scored 50 points in Cleveland.

His eight 3s on Friday were a career high and tied the franchise mark set by Danny Ferry (Feb. 13, 1996, vs. Charlotte) and Wesley Person (Feb. 17, 1998, at Philadelphia).


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March 2, 2009 at 8:43 AM 

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