LeBron James tops Michael Jordan as all-time playoffs scoring leader

Posted May 26, 2017

Korver, Williams, and Iman Shumpert will all be crucial to the Cavaliers when they face Golden State in the Finals.

LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan to become the highest points scorer in National Basketball Association play-off history as the Cleveland Cavaliers reached the finals for a third successive year.

James entered the game 27 points behind Jordan.

Love was far from finished, as then, he buried his second three-pointer of the first quarter from the right corner of the floor. An equivalent output this June and he'll solidify himself as one of his generation's better big-game performers - a shot-maker who loses nothing in the spotlight of the biggest stage.

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For the third straight year, it's Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals.

And the Celtics - for the first time in their history - won the draft lottery, the end result of a brilliantly forward-thinking trade executed years ago by Danny Ainge.

Either way, buckle up. The Warriors celebrated on Cleveland's home court. James doesn't like to talk about scoring numbers, he never wants to be classified as someone who just scores.

More germane to the present, the Cavs officially rebounded from their out-of-character Game 3 loss and shaky first half of Game 4 with a game and a half of vicious execution and momentum. The Cavs' average margin of victory in the four wins was 25.75 points.

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The Cavaliers basically conceded the East's top seed to the Celtics at the end of the regular season by opting to rest its starters in advance of the playoffs.

By the second half, about the only suspense laid in when James would break Michael Jordan's record for playoff points at 5,987. "It has nothing to do with passing the rings, passing the points, passing MVPs".

James admitted Thursday he's been feeling sick this week, and sounded worse with nasal congestion than he had over the past several days. It's just my personal goa. They unleashed the full power of their offensive arsenal in the first 12 minutes of Game 5 by pouring in a franchise-record 43 points in a quarter.

James scored 35 points and added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals, and Kyrie Irving posted 24 points.

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