Advanced math from LeBron, Heat

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 4, 2013 - 12:47 PM

The Miami Heat brings a franchise-record tying 14-game winning streak to Target Center on Monday night.

It hasn't lost in 31 days, thanks to LeBron James and one of the most efficient Februarys in NBA history.

Date, Opp. Score LeBron's Line

Feb. 3, at Toronto 100-85 30 pts, 8 rebs, 7 assts

Feb. 4, Charlotte 99-94 31 pts, 8 rebs, 8 assts on 13/14 FGs (92.8 percent); most efficient shooting night of his career

Feb. 6, Houston 114-108 32 pts, continued to shoot over 60 percent in his past 12 games

Feb. 8, L.A. Clippers 111-89 9/11 FGs for 30 pts, finished four-game week shooting 72.9 percent

Feb. 10, L.A. Lakers 107-97 32 pts, 7 rebs, 4 assts

Feb. 12, Portland 117-104 Surpassed Adrian Dantley and Moses Malone to become first NBA player to score 30 pts and shoot 60 percent in six consecutive games

Feb. 14, at Oklahoma City 110-100 39-point night makes him the first player since Wilt in 1963 to score 30 points in seven successive games leading into All-Star break

Feb. 20, at Atlanta 103-90 24 pts, 11 assists, 6 rebs, 4 steals

Feb. 21, at Chicago 86-67 26 points on 11-for-15 shooting, 12 rebs, 7 assts

Feb. 23, at Philadelphia 114-90 35th career triple-double: 16 pts, 11 assts, 10 rebs

Feb. 24, Cleveland 109-105 28 pts and 8 assts, deferred to Dwyane Wade in fourth quarter against his former team

Feb. 26, Sacramento 141-129 (2OTs) 40 pts, season-high 16 assts, 8 rebs in a 2OT game the King himself said felt like he went "20 innings"

March 1, Memphis 98-91 Finally, some poor shooting (4-14) but a near triple-double anyway: 18 rebs, 10 assts, 8 rebs

March 3, at New York 99-93 Down 16 points, he went 8-for-13 for 19 points in second-half comeback alone

THE QUOTE

« I say this to Miami fans: Don't take it for granted. He's making greatness look easy. » Heat coach Erik Spoelstra after a Feb. 10 victory over the Lakers.

THE 30-AND-MORE MEN

MEMBERS OF AN EXCLUSIVE CLUB

LeBron James shot 64.1 percent from the field in February, the highest field-goal percentage (minimum 200 attempts) by an NBA player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shot 65 percent in March 1983. His 40-point, 16-assist, eight-rebound game against Sacramento on Feb. 26 makes him the only NBA player other than Oscar Robertson to record multiple 40-15-5 games in his career. It also was his 221st career 30-5-5 games, most among active players and among the top five in NBA history while playing in fewer games. According to Elias, here's the most 30-5-5 games in history and the number of games it took each player to reach their total.

30-5-5 Games Player Games to Reach That Mark

350 Oscar Robertson 950

237 Michael Jordan 1,047

221 LeBron James 744

189 Jerry West 874

179 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1,317

  • related content

  • Wolves-Miami game preview

    Sunday March 3, 2013

    Preview: The Heat, which on Sunday in New York tied a franchise record by winning its 14th consecutive game, has beaten the Wolves five consecutive times and is aiming for...

  • LeBron James

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Oakland 2 Bottom 1st Inning
Kansas City 0
Minnesota 10/2/14 7:25 PM
Green Bay
Buffalo 10/5/14 12:00 PM
Detroit
Chicago 10/5/14 12:00 PM
Carolina
Cleveland 10/5/14 12:00 PM
Tennessee
St. Louis 10/5/14 12:00 PM
Philadelphia
Atlanta 10/5/14 12:00 PM
NY Giants
Tampa Bay 10/5/14 12:00 PM
New Orleans
Houston 10/5/14 12:00 PM
Dallas
Baltimore 10/5/14 12:00 PM
Indianapolis
Pittsburgh 10/5/14 12:00 PM
Jacksonville
Arizona 10/5/14 3:05 PM
Denver
Kansas City 10/5/14 3:25 PM
San Francisco
NY Jets 10/5/14 3:25 PM
San Diego
Cincinnati 10/5/14 7:30 PM
New England
Seattle 10/6/14 7:30 PM
Washington
NY Islanders 1 2nd Prd 4:56
Boston 1
NY Rangers 1 2nd Prd 3:34
Philadelphia 3
Ottawa 0 1st Prd 9:39
Winnipeg 1
Carolina 0 1st Prd 4:26
St. Louis 0
Tampa Bay 7:30 PM
Dallas
Colorado 8:00 PM
Calgary
Los Angeles 9:30 PM
San Jose
Fla Atlantic 10/2/14 6:00 PM
FIU
UCF 10/2/14 6:00 PM
Houston
Arizona 10/2/14 9:30 PM
(2) Oregon
Louisville 10/3/14 6:00 PM
Syracuse
San Diego St 10/3/14 9:00 PM
Fresno State
Utah State 10/3/14 9:15 PM
(18) BYU
(6) Texas A&M 10/4/14 11:00 AM
(12) Miss State
Ball State 10/4/14 11:00 AM
Army
Iowa State 10/4/14 11:00 AM
(21) Oklahoma State
Marshall 10/4/14 11:00 AM
Old Dominion
Southern Miss 10/4/14 11:00 AM
Middle Tennessee
(20) Ohio State 10/4/14 11:00 AM
Maryland
Purdue 10/4/14 11:00 AM
Illinois
Florida 10/4/14 11:00 AM
Tennessee
SMU 10/4/14 11:00 AM
(22) East Carolina
Virginia Tech 10/4/14 11:30 AM
North Carolina
Eastern Mich 10/4/14 1:00 PM
Akron
North Texas 10/4/14 1:30 PM
Indiana
Massachusetts 10/4/14 1:30 PM
Miami-Ohio
Tulsa 10/4/14 2:00 PM
Colorado State
New Mexico 10/4/14 2:30 PM
TX-San Antonio
(3) Alabama 10/4/14 2:30 PM
(11) Ole Miss
(14) Stanford 10/4/14 2:30 PM
(9) Notre Dame
(17) Wisconsin 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Northwestern
Navy 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Air Force
(7) Baylor 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Texas
(4) Oklahoma 10/4/14 2:30 PM
(25) TCU
Wake Forest 10/4/14 2:30 PM
(1) Florida State
NC State 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Clemson
Buffalo 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Bowling Green
Ohio U 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Central Mich
Oregon State 10/4/14 3:00 PM
Colorado
Vanderbilt 10/4/14 3:00 PM
(13) Georgia
Kansas 10/4/14 3:00 PM
West Virginia
Kent State 10/4/14 4:00 PM
Northern Ill
South Alabama 10/4/14 5:00 PM
Appalachian St
Texas-El Paso 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Louisiana Tech
(15) LSU 10/4/14 6:00 PM
(5) Auburn
UAB 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Western Ky
Texas Tech 10/4/14 6:00 PM
(23) Kansas State
Michigan 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Rutgers
Hawaii 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Rice
Toledo 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Western Mich
ULM 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Arkansas State
Georgia State 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Louisiana
Idaho 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Texas State
Memphis 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Cincinnati
Arizona State 10/4/14 6:30 PM
(16) USC
So Carolina 10/4/14 6:30 PM
Kentucky
Pittsburgh 10/4/14 6:30 PM
Virginia
Miami-Florida 10/4/14 6:30 PM
Georgia Tech
(19) Nebraska 10/4/14 7:00 PM
(10) Michigan State
UNLV 10/4/14 7:00 PM
San Jose St
Ga Southern 10/4/14 7:00 PM
New Mexico St
California 10/4/14 9:30 PM
Washington St
Utah 10/4/14 9:30 PM
(8) UCLA
Boise State 10/4/14 9:30 PM
Nevada
Winnipeg 10/3/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Calgary 10/3/14 9:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Edmonton 10/4/14 3:00 PM
Toronto
Brt Columbia 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Is it the right move to replace Ron Gardenhire?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close