Lebron James was winless in Miami since he left in 2014. That all changed on Sunday night when James scored 51 points in a win against his former team.
“It’s always great to be here, come back here and see a lot of familiar faces,” said James “We had some not-so-good times, we had more great times. So it’s always a respect factor and a love for the people of Miami, especially the people who work here. We put in a lot of time.”
James finished the game going 19 for 31 from the field with 9 rebounds.
“When he’s hitting shots like that, what do you want us to do?” Heat center Hassan Whiteside.
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“I felt pretty good. I felt pretty good,” James said, playing on the second night of a back-to-back after mustering just 22 points on 8-for-19 shooting in a loss to the Magic on Saturday. “I think we were all kind of shell-shocked in Orlando from that cross-country flight, getting in late to Orlando and just having the time difference. … But we was able to get some good rest last night and feel pretty good about today’s game.”
The Lakers won the game 117-97.