LeBron James drops record first half in Lakers-Nuggets Game 4 originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
LeBron James is not ready to go home just yet.
James recorded 31 points, four rebounds and four assists while shooting 11-for-13 overall, including making all four of his 3-point attempts. He did that all while playing every single minute of the half.
It's the most first-half points James has scored in a playoff game, and he also surpassed 8,000-career postseason points with the showing.
It was a half so good for LeBron that even lob passes from beyond the arc fell in for three points.
LEBRON FOR THREE ð¤¯
Unreal bucket... everything going right for him in Q1 on ESPN! pic.twitter.com/K3ACrE7BO4
— NBA (@NBA) May 23, 2023
James' record for most points in a playoff game is 51, which came when his Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors 124-114 in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals. Los Angeles will need more of this from the 38-year-old to avoid a sweep.