LeBron James Becomes Youngest NBA Player to Score 29000 Points

Hope Soto
November 6, 2017

The reigning three-time Eastern Conference champions are struggling on all fronts after being ripped 124-107 at home by IN on Wednesday night.

As the Cavs had gotten off to a dismal 3-5 start that included blowout losses to the Magic, Pelicans and Knicks, the "Is Cleveland in trouble?" train pulled out of the station even earlier than usual this year. But the Cavs have not scored or shot the ball like they did last season.

So to get to 57, which only one other Cavalier has ever done (Kyrie Irving, on March 12, 2015), James needed almost every shot he has in his bag. That's what it feels like. "They want to beat you".

Washington (4-3) have dropped three of four since their 3-0 start after a 122-116 home loss to Phoenix on Wednesday night. The 23 made field goals were a career high. Even though he became the youngest player to reach 29,000 career points on Friday, James has just 11 games with 50 or more points in 14-plus seasons and just three since the 2010-11 season. But with the Cavaliers having so many defensive issues, this may be the flawless opportunity for the 7-footer to get going on the offensive end. It seems like he's that way every night, but 57 points, that's seldom seen.

"I'm here to help this team in whatever capacity I can from a veteran's standpoint", said Wade. If the ball doesn't stick, the Cavaliers are a good offensive team, and James is the reason behind that. The Heat won the series in six games.

James set a building scoring record for Capital One Arena with the 57 points.

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Just when the Cavs' looked like they were on the decline, LeBron James stepped up and saved the day.

But don't sleep on Porter on the offensive end, as he's averaged 18.7 points on 55.7 percent shooting, including 51.7 percent from beyond the arc. James spent 48 minutes toying with his would-be challengers Friday night, and it was a reminder that for all of the problems Cleveland has, and will continue to have, the mere fact the Cavaliers have him at their disposal makes them head-and-shoulders better than the rest of the Eastern Conference. PF - Kelly Oubre Jr. Added 11 boards, seven assists, three steals and two blocks. "He's the best player in the game - he's the best player in the world".

Love had two double-doubles versus Washington last season, including a 39-point, 12-rebound effort.

Cleveland led 74-66 at halftime and shot 66 percent during that duration, the most points the Wizards have given up in any half this season. He's scored 26 or more points four times in 13 career games versus the Cavs. Whereas Cleveland added 9 new players during the offseason. The speedy guard has also hit 11 of 22 from long range in that span.

On Friday, the Washington Wizards host the defending Eastern Conference champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

No team in the National Basketball Association has the firepower to contend with Golden State, including a full-strength Cleveland squad. The Southwest Division-leading Rockets (7-3) closed a stretch where they played 5 of 6 games away from Houston. We're trying to figure it out as a team, I'm trying to figure it out as an individual and it will get better, I will get better. Still, this is not a matchup that plays well for Cleveland given how Wall and Beal not only attack the basket but also how well they can shoot from the perimeter. "There's not too many times I take over 30 shots".

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