LeBron James

On This Date: LeBron James records a near 50-point triple-double at MSG in 2008

LeBron James at the MSG in 2008
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On this date in 2008, LeBron James put up 50 points, 10 assists, 8 rebounds, and 4 steals on 16-of-30 shooting (7-of-13 on 3's) in 44 minutes on the court.

By helping the Cavaliers outscore the Knicks by 12 points in the fourth quarter, he leads the team to a 119-105 win at the Madison Square Garden, one of the most illustrious arenas in league history.

At that point, it was the fifth 50-point game of his career, second of that season and his first at the Garden.

After missing out on the triple-double in this game, the King accomplished that feat a year later on February 4th, 2009 when he recorded 52 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds in yet another win.

LeBron James is only the third visiting player (Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan) in NBA history to have multiple 50-point games at the Garden.

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