MIAMI -- Heat forward LeBron James has now scored 2,000 points in seven straight seasons.
James entered Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks with 1,998 points this season. He made a pair of free throws with 2:12 remaining in the first quarter to reach the 2,000 milestone. James finished the game with 29 points, but the Heat lost 90-85 to fall a half-game back of the Boston Celtics in the race for the East's No. 2 seed.
The NBA's two-time reigning MVP is the eighth player to score 2,000 points seven times. At 26, he's the youngest member of that club.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also scored 2,000 points seven times, though not consecutively.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.