LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's NBA playoff scoring record

  • LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's NBA playoff scoring record

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's NBA playoff scoring record

In 2016, it looked like everything was going the Warriors' way.

James is nearing the end of his 14th season in the National Basketball Association, has won the MVP Award four times, is sitting on three National Basketball Association titles and has never won a scoring title.

The Cavaliers are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 road games, 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.

But it all evaporated. They were as dominant during the regular season as the Cavs have been during the playoffs - and the Warriors have found their own playoff switch as well. In the process, Cleveland set an National Basketball Association record by winning their 13th consecutive series closeout opportunity.

The Warriors are such an overwhelming force because they don't rely on one player to be the best on either end of the court - never mind both ends - from game to game, or even possession to possession. But then he added this: "OK, maybe a slight preference for Cleveland". "We feel like we should be here, and we feel like we should be a championship-contending team".

Not to be outdone, the Cavaliers have gone 12-1 in the playoffs and as the two seed, not the one like the Warriors. That's just two more seasons.

Kerr is still involved, albeit donning sweatpants.

Except for the NBA Finals.

The win sets up a third consecutive match-up with Western Conference champion Golden State in the Finals.

On July 4, with a 351-word post on The Players' Tribune, Durant announced he was joining the Warriors. Can Durant win his first? The Boston Celtics clearly had something to say about that. "Cleveland just outplayed us in this series; credit to those guys". "Now we have to keep our feet on the ground and hope for the best". Simple as that. It's good that we're here now. "We wanted to get this series over and done with".

Then again would we really be surprised if James joins the Warriors if they win this series? LeBron, Cavs finish off Celtics and head onto Golden StateLeBron calls the Warriors a "juggernaut'Rahm, Mickelson in contention after Round 1 at ColonialMelrose credits Penguins' character to make Finalsc The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook inst". James has averaged 581 points per playoffs over his last six runs to the Finals, not including this year's run, which could have him around the 600-point mark.

THE Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will meet in the NBA Finals for the third straight season.

Can the Cavs do it again?

About an hour after the final buzzer sounded, James took a seat at the interview podium, a black cap pulled low on his brow.

There were two firsts in last night's Eastern Conference championship game.

LeBron James is walking history, and he added more chapters to his incredible career Thursday night, leading a final vanquishing of the Boston Celtics as the Cleveland Cavaliers won the Eastern Conference finals with a 135-102 Game 5 victory.

Jordan scored 5,987 in his postseason career in 179 games from 1985-2003.

I'm taking the points in game one.

"The biggest thing for me sitting here today after breaking the record is that I did it just being me". Smith wrote. ... Deron Williams played 18 minutes after sustaining a shoulder "stinger" in Game 3. Whoever tries to get to that is going to have to play in 10 NBA Finals and average 30 points a game to get there.

As James' detractors - and Jordan truthers - are wont to do, there will be an attempt to discredit this feat.