Top 10 Scoring Performances by LeBron James in a Cavs Uniform

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On Friday night, LeBron James broke the 40-point mark by notching 41 against the New Orleans Pelicans in a 119-114 loss. It came the night after he sat out due a sore knee, and marked the 53rd time during his Cleveland Cavaliers‘ career (and second time this season) that he reached that threshold.

Based on that performance, it’s time to take a closer look at James’ top 10 most impressive scoring efforts in a Cavs uniform:

10. 51 Points in OT Thriller

Putting together an incredible fourth quarter and overtime, James torched the Memphis Grizzlies in a victorious 132-124 overtime shootout on January 15, 2008. LeBron made 18 of 28 shots to go along with nine assists and eight rebounds as the Cavaliers handed the Grizzlies their fifth straight loss. During the final quarter of regulation and the extra session, James poured in 25 points and also added four assists.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.