YouWager experts consider that this wasn’t the type of streak that LeBron James ever thought about – referring to putting together at least 30 points and 60 percent shooting in six straight games.
However, it has happened. The 28 year-old star is on a roll right now, and so are the Miami Heat.
James managed to score 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting to get into the NBA record books, Chris Bosh scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Miami was able to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 117-104 in a wild, momentum-swinging game last night.
It was the 1,000th regular-season victory in Heat history. However, whats bettors will really remember is what James accomplished.
Dwyane Wade added 24 points for the Heat, which wasted a pair of 14-point leads — then put the game away with a 14-0 run in the final minutes. In addition, Ray Allen added 14.
Damian Lillard had a game-high 33 points for the Trail Blazers, which got 29 from LaMarcus Aldridge and 20 from Wesley Matthews.
Just like Miami, Portland also saw a 14-point lead slip away in the game, and then simply got shut down late by a stretch of airtight Heat defense.
James was able to come up with 66 of his past 92 shots, over the past six games — and is an absurd 60 for 80, or 75 percent, in his last 188 minutes of court time. According to the Miami NBA team, only Adrian Dantley and Moses Malone had done the 30-point, 60-percent streak in five straight outings before James joined their club.