Following a 113-108 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night in which he scored seven of his game-high 39 points on three dagger jumpers in the final minute, four-time MVP and three-time NBA champion LeBron James made a bold proclamation about his level of play in his 15th season. "Probably an all-time high," James told ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth during a walk-off interview after the game. "Just because of my body, my mind, the way I go out and approach the game. And then, just the grace of God, giving me the ability to do this. I'm blessed, and I never take it for granted." Since returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, James' combined points, rebounds and assists per game have gone up every season. That total is at 44.4 for James this season, which would be the fourth highest of his career and the most since the 2009-10 season, when he was 25 years old, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. James finished Wednesday's game shooting 15-for-25 from the field (5-for-8 from 3-point territory) with 10 assists and 8 rebounds. It was the fourth game of his career with 39-plus points, 8-plus rebounds and 10-plus assists while making five or more 3-pointers. He scored 13 of the Cavs' final 15 points in the first half and their final nine in the second half. "He wanted it," Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said of James' late-game execution. "The ball was in his hands. ... Down the stretch we wanted to put it in Bron's hands and run pick-and-roll." James has been on a roll since the Cavs changed their season with a dramatic roster overhaul at the trade deadline. In 10 games playing with his new teammates, James is averaging 30 points, 9.8 assists and 9.7 rebounds per game and the Cavs are 6-4. Wednesday's win was the Cavs' second straight and a good start to their six-game road trip.
LeBron: My play's at 'probably an all-time high'
ESPN | Mar 8