LeBron starting to get that MVP feeling again

LeBron James / AP photo

TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) " LeBron James has a message: "I'm back to playing LeBron James basketball."

That's what he told Sun Sports in his televised on-court interview Tuesday night after his latest game with monster numbers. He scored 41 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and added eight assists in Miami's 117-112 win over the Indiana Pacers.

He's the NBA's leading scorer since the calendar flipped to 2011. He's on pace for a career-high in double-doubles. He might be in line for a third straight MVP award.

And with the Heat gearing up for a run at the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, they think it's all coming together at the right time.

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