So LeBron James didn’t shoot 60 percent from the field tonight, snapping his streak of six straight games with a 30-point, 60 percent combo, but …
• He did become the first player to score 30 or more points in seven straight games leading into the All-Star Break in 50 years. The Elias Sports Bureau tells us that the last to do so was Wilt Chamberlain in 1962-63.
• His streak of 30 or more points in seven straight games is tied for the second-longest of his career (he had a 10-gamer in 2006).
• He became the first player in the NBA this season with at least 39 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists in a game, the first to hit all three of those numbers since he did so against the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs last season.
• He had his sixth game with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds. No one else in the NBA has more than four such games.
• He improved to 9-2 all-time in head-to-head regular-season matchups with Kevin Durant (13-3 if you include last year’s NBA Finals).
James had his best game of the season on shots of 20 feet or longer, going 8-for-12 from that distance. The eight makes were a season high.
He was also good on the defensive end. Kevin Durant shot only 4-for-10 with two free throws and four turnovers with James guarding him. Durant was 8-for-14 against other Heat defenders.