(2005) LeBron Scores 52 in Loss To the Bucks, TJ Ford & Bogut With Career-Highs

Published on December 10th, 2017 by Astramskas, David | 1,203 views

On this day in history (2005), a 20-year-old LeBron James scored a season-high 52 points to go with seven boards and seven dimes in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. The 52 was eight more than the NBA season-high set by Kobe Bryant a few weeks earlier and four short from his career-high.

So how did they lose with such a big game from James? For the Bucks, they got a career-high 24 points from T.J. Ford, a career-high 21 from Andrew Bogut (also had a dunk on LeBron) and 23 from Michael Redd. LeBron also hurt his leg in the 3rd, which limited his minutes in a 4th quarter, where he only attempted five shots.

Final score: Buck 111 – Cavs 106


A few years after this loss, LeBron had an even more impressive game against the Bucks: 55 points, 9 assists and the W. James made 16-of-29 shots, including 8-of-11 from three.

“It was almost like watching a video game,” Zydrunas Ilgauskas said.


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