By: Randy Cruz (@cruzr83

The MVP race just got a little more intense last nights as LeBron James erupted for 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats. It was one of those night for LeBron as majority of his shots went in and unquestionably couldn't be stopped or cooled off.

In the minds of many, Kevin Durant still has the stranglehold on the MVP award, but LeBron James, the 4-time winner, has been making things interesting lately.

James went 22-of-33 shooting from the floor, including 8-of-10 from 3-point range. He also poured in seven rebounds and five assists.

LeBron's previous career high was 56 points against the Toronto Raptors in 2005. In the process, he also broke the Miami Heat franchise scoring record -- which was previously held by Glen Rice with 56 points.

This was the second time this season that the Charlotte Bobcats have allowed a player to score 60 plus points against them -- previously it was Carmelo Anthony who scored 62 points against them at Madison Square Garden back in January.

The Heat scored 124 points last night, LeBron had 61 of those (just about half of his teams' points).

Numbers don't lie, check the scoreboards.

View below LeBron's made field goals from his historic 61 point performance