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2005: LeBron Scores 56 on Raptors, becomes youngest player to ever score 50

Published on March 20th, 2015 by Astramskas, David | 1,681 views

On March 20th of 2005, 20-year old Lebron James dropped 56 points on his future teammate Chris Bosh and became the youngest player in NBA history to score 50+ in a game.

“I played well, probably the best game of my life, but it means nothing when you come away with a loss,” James said after bouncing back from a 3 of 20 shooting performance against the 76ers. “I knew I wasn’t going to have two bad ones (games) in a row. But I don’t care about individual stats. I was disappointed to have as good a game as I had, and still come out with a loss.”

James scored 16 in the first quarter and 13 in the 2nd to give him 29 at the half but the 2nd half  belonged to Jalen Rose, who scored 12 of his 24 points in the 4th.

“I just wanted to stay aggressive in the fourth quarter, especially with the way LeBron was playing,” Rose said. “He put the team on his back. We put multiple guys on him and it didn’t matter. Like I told the guys earlier, once he turns 21 and is able to drink, it’s over.”

LeBron’s final line was 56 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals (18-36 fg, 6-12 3pt, 14-15 ft)

 

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David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.



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