This Day In History (2.3.11) LeBron James scores 51 points (23 in 1st) vs Orlando
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY, February 3rd of 2011, LeBron James scored a season-high 51 points against the Orlando Magic. 23 of those 51 came in the first quarter, where he hit his first 11 shots.
“Just playing this team got me going,” said James. “We understand that it wasn’t just any regular-season game. There were a lot of things said about us in the offseason that came from this organization. So we just wanted to come in here and play to our abilities and make a statement.”
Final Score: Miami 104 – Orlando 100
Final Stat Line: 51 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 block, 1 steal, 17-25 fg, 3-5 3pt, 14-17 ft