LeBron James Lights Up Nets with Record Night

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Heading into their second-round matchup with the Miami Heat, the Brooklyn Nets had to be feeling pretty good. They swept LeBron and company in the regular season series and had to have been thinking about putting an end to the Heat's dreams of a three-peat.

But that all came crashing down fast. Miami jumped out to a 2-0 series lead (they blew out the Nets 107-86 in Game 1), before Brooklyn bounced back with a Game 3 victory. In last night's Game 4, the Heat were back on the warpath, defeating the Nets 102-96 to take a 3-1 series lead. And of course, King James reigned supreme, shooting 16-24 and setting a Heat playoff record with 49 points.

Here's some video of LBJ's history-making performance:

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