NBA - LeBron James sets new shooting mark before home crowd

Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:47am IST

Portland Trail Blazers' Aleksandar Pavlovic (L) defends as Miami Heat's LeBron James shoots in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity

Portland Trail Blazers' Aleksandar Pavlovic (L) defends as Miami Heat's LeBron James shoots in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida February 12, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Andrew Innerarity

REUTERS - LeBron James' red-hot shooting hit record level on Tuesday as he became the first NBA player ever to score 30 points while shooting 60 percent in six straight games.

James tallied 30 points, nine assists and six rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to a 117-104 victory over Portland Trail Blazers on a night he reached unparalleled efficiency in front of his home crowd.

The three-time league MVP made 11 of his 15 shots and is shooting an incredible 71 percent from the field over his last six games.

Only Adrian Dantley and Moses Malone had previously achieved the 30-point, 60-percent mark in five consecutive contests.

"I'm at a loss for words," James told reporters. "I know how many unbelievable players who came through the ranks. For me to be in the record books by myself with such a stat - any stat - it's big time."

James' latest performance helped the Heat (35-14) seize a three-game lead atop the Eastern Conference.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

Cricket Tragedy

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Oil Prices Fall

Oil Prices Fall

Brent near four-year low after OPEC decides against output cut  Full Article 

Banking Sector

Banking Sector

India says considering plan to reduce stake to 52 pct in state banks   Full Article 

Islamic Fund

Islamic Fund

India gets new Islamic equity fund but debt market still off-limits  Full Article 

Fiscal Deficit

Fiscal Deficit

April-October fiscal deficit nears 90 pct of full-year target  Full Article 

SAARC Summit

SAARC Summit

Summit salvaged after handshake by leaders of India, Pakistan  Full Article 

Social Media

Social Media

Twitter to start tracking users' mobile apps  Full Article 

Forever21 in India

Forever21 in India

Forever21 sets sights on Indian cities, but please hold the hot pants  Full Article 

Japan Economy

Japan Economy

Japan inflation slows in October, output and spending show signs of recovery  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage