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LeBron James says his level of play may be at ‘an all-time high’

LeBron James believes his level of play at this stage of his career is “probably at an all-time high.”

James dominated Wednesday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets, scoring a game-high 39 points on 15-for-25 shooting — to go along with 10 assists and eight rebounds — in the 113-108 win.

On top of all that, it was how James took over in the waning moments to seal the victory that made yet another virtuoso performance out of him stand out, scoring seven points during the game’s final minute on three clutch jumpers. All told, James scored the Cavs’ final nine points.

James after the game took a moment to reflect where he thinks of the state of his game at this point. Suffice to say, James is feeling pretty good about things.

“Probably an all-time high,” James told ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth during an on-court interview.”Just because of my body, my mind, the way I go out and approach the game. And then, just the grace of God, giving me the ability to do this. I’m blessed, and I never take it for granted.”

James, 33 and with a lot of mileage on his body, is showing no signs of slowing down, averaging 27 points, nine assists and 8.4 rebounds per game this season.

The Cavaliers of course made some big moves at the trade deadline, and the additions seem to have rejuvenated James. In the 10 games since the new-look Cavs began play, James is averaging 30 points, 9.8 assists and 9.7 rebounds … although the team only played to a record of 6-4.

But what of Wednesday night’s heroics?

“It was closing time for us, and I just had to try to make some plays to try to win the ballgame,” James said. “I was able to shake free a little bit. I had a little bit of air space on them shots. Just been trusting my mechanics, trusting what I’ve put into the game and I was able to knock them down.”

In other words, same as it ever was.