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MIAMI -- If Tom Brady goes awhile without a 300-yard passing game, it's a slump. If Tim Lincecum has a stretch without a 10-strikeout game, one wonders what's wrong.
It's the same with Miami forward LeBron James. When he had failed to reach 30 points for nine straight games, his longest such streak since early in his second season of 2004-05, it was a drought.
Well, James corrected that Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. With the Heat without fellow scoring star Dwyane Wade due to a sore left knee, James stepped up to score a season-high 41 points in a 99-93 win over Philadelphia.
"I guess so," James said when asked if he had been in a slump by his standards. "I don't know. It doesn't really matter to me about scoring. I never base my career on scoring and 30-point games or whatever the streak is."
James hadn't reached 30 points since he had 35 March 14 at Chicago. In his previous nine games, he had averaged 21.0 points to drop ...
BEST OF MAXIM
MIAMI This was perhaps the most gifted basketball player in the world playing at his God-given best on defense.
This was LeBron James, the oft-maligned and always-criticized Miami Heat forward, defending Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City All-Star who is maybe the NBA's most talented scorer. And James took it personally.
"Anytime you get an opportunity to go against one...
The big game tonight will most likely decide who will be this year's MVP. I hope everyone is as excited as I am to see the Kevin Durant v.s. LeBron James showdown!!
I'm taking Miami -2.5
MIAMI It's simple. Either the Miami Heat are the Heat 2.0 hardened, emboldened and made better by all that's transpired since LeBron James uttered those words about South Beach.
Or they're the same team that relentlessly showed signs all last season, to those willing to see, that their glorious trio came with a very real Achilles' heel the one that finally caught...
When Monday's film session and court work were completed on the Heat practice floor, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade huddled with coach Erik Spoelstra and assistant David Fizdale for a chat.
Everyone took a turn talking, everyone took a turn nodding.
''We'd be lying to ourselves,'' Wade said afterward, ''if we said we were playing our best basketball...
Baseball is a mind game, most of all. It plays Yahtzee with your skull. Think too much, and you're toast. Blow off the details, and you're on the next bus back to Burlington. You seek the happy medium, accent on the happy part.
Our time, they say. Our time.
"If positive thinking always worked do you think you could beat LeBron James, 1-on-1?" Bob Weinberg asks...
MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James had 34 points and 10 assists, Dwyane Wade scored 19 points and the Miami Heat avenged a loss at Oklahoma City last week, rallying to beat the Thunder 98-93 on Wednesday night for their 17th straight home victory.
Mario Chalmers scored 13 points, and Chris Bosh had 12 for Miami, which trailed by 11 in the first half before a comeback fueled in part by Russell...
Centers are at such a dearth in talent right now in today’s NBA that the Miami Heat would be just fine in a series against the Orlando Magic or Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat have enough talent in enough places to succeed against an elite center. Last season’s Eastern Conference Finals proved that the regular season is only good for seeding, and that in critical junctures...
Paul Pierce rivaled Lebron James with a stellar all-around performance against the Heat on Sunday. And the Celtics captain is being properly recognized for his outstanding play of late. On Monday, Pierce was named as the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week. This is the second time that Pierce has won the award this season, also taking home the honors during the first...