Typically when NBA players go for high scores they get hot from the outside and hit several three-pointers. LeBron James only had two threes for the entire game versus the Wizards, so 51 of his 57 were garnered the old fashion way. That is incredible dominance once put in perspective. He also only went to the free throw line NINE times, so he scored 48 of his points while guarded--displaying incredible focus and stamina.
2) Field Goal %:
LeBron James didn’t go out on the court and this chuck up the basketball, he was amazingly efficient. He shot a blazing 68% from the field, nailing 23 of his 34 attempts. He scored in every way imaginable, on the fastbreak, off of rebounds, and even put on a clinic in the painted area. His fadeaway jumper was particularly deadly against the Wizards. He was manhandling John Wall and his teammates in the paint; he was just too strong for anyone on that squad to handle.
1) 29,000 Points:
LeBron becomes the youngest player in NBA history, beating out Kobe Bryant, to reach 29,000 career points. He does this on the same night of this dazzling 57 point performance, cementing it in the minds of NBA fans forever. At age 32 he has joined a club only seven other players have reached and none did so in this fashion. This accomplishment is even more significant once you consider that LeBron is more of a facilitator than an all-out scorer.