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Updated: May 4, 2006, 2:37 AM ET
By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc. | Special to ESPN Insider
A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports:

NBA
LeBron James scored 45 points in Cleveland's overtime win against Washington, one more than Gilbert Arenas tallied for the losers. It was only the second game in NBA postseason history in which two players each scored 44-plus points. The other was in Game 1 of the 2001 Finals, when Allen Iverson had 48 for the Sixers and Shaquille O'Neal had 44 for the Lakers in a game that Philadelphia won in overtime.

• James and Arenas have combined for 350 points in the first five games of the series. They are within striking distance -- if the series goes seven games -- of the NBA record for most points by two opposing players in one postseason series. That record is held by Jerry West and John Havlicek, who combined for 463 points (265 for Mr. Clutch and 198 for Hondo) in the 1969 NBA Finals. The Celtics won that series in seven games.


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