LeBron James reached another milestone Tuesday, becoming the fifth player in NBA history to score 10 points or more in 500 consecutive games. James reached the milestone with a putback dunk on Norris Cole’s missed shot at 2:31 of the first quarter against the Raptors.
A four-time MVP, James joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (with streaks of 787 and 508 games), Michael Jordan (866), Karl Malone (575) and Moses Malone (526) as the only players to accomplish the feat.
James has reached double figures in every game since scoring eight points at Milwaukee on Jan. 5, 2007. He scored 19 at New Jersey the following night.
James has more regular-season games of scoring at least 50 points (nine) than nights where he’s scored less than 10 (eight). Factor playoff games into the mix, and he’s reached double-figures 898 times in 907 career games.
Bosh misses Heat game
Chris Bosh missed the Miami Heat’s game against the Raptors on Tuesday night following the birth of his daughter, Dylan Skye Bosh.
Bosh, who spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Raptors, missed practice Monday and stayed behind in South Florida when the team traveled to Toronto.
Shane Battier got the start Tuesday in place of Bosh, an eight-time All-Star forward who is averaging 19.8 points and 6.8 rebounds in four games this season.
Bosh is expected to return when the Heat host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.
Ex-OSU star set to retire
Former Ohio State standout Michael Redd, a former All-Star guard who became the fourth-leading scorer in Bucks history in a career hampered by injuries, will retire in Milwaukee today. The team announced Redd’s decision Tuesday and said he will make a formal announcement when Milwaukee hosts Cleveland.
Redd was a second-round pick out of Ohio State in 2000, 43rd overall, and he played 11 of his 12 seasons in Milwaukee. Two separate injuries to his left knee cost him large chunks of three straight seasons with the Bucks and he last played for Phoenix in 2011-12.
Redd finishes his NBA career with 11,972 points and a .447 percent shooter, .380 from 3-point range. For Milwaukee, he averaged 20.0 points per game. He was on the gold medal-winning U.S. team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Redd tore ligaments in his left knee in January 2009, then did it again in January 2010.