Top 5 LeBron James Games This Season
Which Are LeBron James' Five Most Impressive Games This Season?
LeBron James is having yet another sensational season for the Miami Heat. The reigning league MVP is putting up mind-blowing numbers in almost every single category.
He leads the league in player efficiency rating at 31.20, ahead of rival Kevin Durant who is a distant second at 28.59. This year James has further improved his career high numbers in field goal percentage (0.562) and three-point percentage (0.404), which he also did in the previous season.
To go with his unprecedented numbers, LeBron put together an astonishing six-game streak in which he scored at least 30 points on 60 percent shooting from the field.
As always, James has carried the leading role in just about every game for the Heat this season. He has guided the NBA champions to victories, even when the game seemed all but lost.
Picking out the best and most distinguishing between all of LeBron’s excellent individual performances this season is not the easiest of all tasks, as there are so many to choose from.
We have come to expect nothing less than a constant triple double threat from the King James, and he is always in that vicinity.
LeBron has had a couple of huge scoring outputs, especially in overtime games. He has been a single rebound or assist short of a triple double several times this season, and has completed it three times. He set a new career high in assists, dishing out 16 accurate passes in one game this season.
But will any of these performances make it to James’ top five games of the season list? Let’s find out.
5. Toronto Raptors Jan. 23, 2013
In an overtime game against the Toronto Raptors, James recorded a triple double with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. He crashed the boards in overtime, grabbing five rebounds in as many minutes of play.
Final score: Heat 123-116 Raptors
4. Los Angeles Lakers Jan. 17, 2013
LeBron put on a show at Staples Center, leading Miami past the Los Angeles Lakers. After dropping 12 points in the opening quarter, he finished with 39 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, on an impressive 17-25 shooting from the field. The Heat had 14 steals in the game, and James contributed with three of his own.
Final score: Heat 99 - 90 Lakers
3. Oklahoma City Thunder Feb. 14, 2013
James was amazing in the NBA finals rematch against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was hot from beyond the arc, connecting on four of his eight three-point attempts. He finished the game with 39 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.
Final score: Heat 110 - 100 Thunder
2. Sacramento Kings Feb. 26, 2013
In a double-overtime thriller against the Sacramento Kings, James put up his highest scoring performance of the season. He scored 40 points, dished out 16 assists and grabbed eight rebounds. He truly took over the game in the second overtime, as he was perfect from the field and the free throw line, scoring 11 points.
Final score: Heat 141 - 129 Kings
1. Charlotte Bobcats Feb. 4, 2013
Yes, the Charlotte Bobcats are not the toughest opposition in the NBA, but LeBron's numbers in the game were historic, as he shot 92.9 percent from the field. He scored 31 points on just 14 shot attempts, hitting all but one layup. He also had eight rebounds and eight assists.
Final score: Heat 99 - 94 Bobcats
Vytis is a Miami Heat and NBA columnist for RantSports. You can follow him on Twitter here: @VytisLasaitis