2005: LeBron Scores 52 in Loss To the Bucks, TJ Ford & Bogut With Career-Highs
On this day in history – 2005, a 20 year old LeBron James scored a season-high 52 points to go with 7 boards and 7 dimes in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. The 52 was 8 more than the NBA season-high set by Kobe Bryant a few weeks earlier and a 4 short from his career-high.
So did how they lose with such a big game from James? For the Bucks, they got a career-high 24 points from T.J. Ford, 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 5 shots.
Final score: Buck 111 – Cavs 106
2009 LEBRON SCORES 55
A few years after this loss, LeBron had an even more impressive game against the Bucks with 55 points, 9 assists and the W. James made 16 of 29 shots including 8 of 11 from 3.
“It was almost like watching a video game,” Zydrunas Ilgauskas said.