LeBron Hits Milestone, Loses in Boston

James is the youngest to 10,000 points, but Celtics vets prevail
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Feb 27, 2008 10:44 PM CST
Cleveland Cavaliers' Delonte West looks for room between Boston Celtics' Kendrick Perkins, left, and Kevin Garnett, right, in the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in Boston Wednesday, Feb. 27,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – At 23 years and 59 days old, LeBron James became the youngest in NBA history to reach 10,000 points; however, the record was eclipsed by a 92-87 loss to the league-leading Celtics. Boston evened the season series at 2-2, jumping out to a 25-16 first-quarter lead and snuffing rallies by the defending East champions.

Starting point guard Delonte West had a 20-point showing in his return to Boston, where he played his first three years; however, the numbers included a meaningless last-second three-pointer that prettied up the score. LeBron suffered a sprained ankle in the first half, but X-rays were negative and he started the second.