Mar 18, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) shoots in the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking Down LeBron's 43 Points in Heat's Win Against Cavs


(NBA.com/Stats)

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LeBron James scored 43 points on 14-of-19 shooting including six of eight from three-point-range in the Miami Heat’s 100-96 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night.

James blasted off in the first quarter, scoring 25 points on 10-of-11 shooting and hitting his first five three-point shots.

“I shot the ball really well in warmups and I was able to translate that into game situations,” James said.

He cooled down later on, scoring six points in the second quarter on two-of-five from the field, six in the third on two-of-two with two free throws and another six in the fourth, all on free throws to clinch the game.

You can tell that even though he started off hot from the perimeter, James made his way back to the paint, hitting five-of-seven shots from near the rim. He also limited his midrange shots, basically representing what every offense wants to do—score inside and score outside.

That’s how you shoot 73.7 percent for the game while also attempting eight three-pointers.

That, and being LeBron.

 

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