Was LeBron James' Game 6 Performance His Best Ever?

LeBron James was exceptional in Game 6 against Boston, but was it the best postseason performance of his career? With the stakes as high as they were and James as efficient as he was, you could make a very strong case that it just may have been. Here are a few of the contenders.

Thursday vs. Boston, Game 6 Eastern Conference Finals

45 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists on 19-of-26 shooting. With Miami's season on the line, James was at his best. He scored 30 points in the first half and was efficient, shooting 73.1 percent from the floor.

2009 vs. Orlando, Game 1 Eastern Conference Finals

49 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists on 20-of-30 shooting. James' highest scoring postseason game, although Cleveland went on to lose the game 107-106.

2007 vs. Detroit, Game 5 Eastern Conference Finals

48 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists on 18-of-33 shooting. With the series tied 2-2, James dominated Game 5 in Detroit, leading the Cavs to a 109-107 double overtime win. James scored 29 points of his 48 points in the fourth quarter and overtimes.

2009 vs. Atlanta, Game 3 Eastern Conference Finals

47 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assits on 15-of-25 shooting. James helped give the Cavs a 3-0 series lead with a near triple-double against the Hawks.

2012 vs. Indiana, Game 4 Eastern Conference Semifinals

40 points, 18 rebounds, 9 assists on 14-of-27 shooting. With Miami trailing 2-1 in the series and playing on the road, James just missed a 40-20 game. Just for good measure, he also blocked two shots and had two steals.

2009 vs. Orlando, Game 5 Eastern Conference Finals

37 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists on 11-of-24 shooting. With Cleveland facing elimination, James rose to the occasion and recorded a triple-double. James went to the free throw line 19 times in this game.

So, what do you think? Was Thursday's performance the best we've seen from LeBron James?

For more on the Heat, head over to Peninsula Is Mightier and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more on the Celtics, check out CelticsBlog and SB Nation Boston.

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