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James eclipses Abdul-Jabbar for No.2 on the all-time play-off scoring list

Laith Malhas 17:05 04/05/2017
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LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762 points) for second place on the all-time play-off scoring list (5,777) after netting 39 points against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday morning.

Only one player is ahead of James on the list, Michael Jordan, who holds the record with (5,987) points. LeBron could surpass that record in the play-offs if the Cavs are to earn a place in the NBA finals, but Jordan’s record will fall sooner than later.

The King of Akron has been in impressive form in these play-offs so far, averaging 33.2 PPG, 9.8 RPG and 8 APG, as the Cavs remain unbeaten after six games in the post-season.

It was a historic night for James as he also became the fourth player in NBA history with 300 made three-pointers despite not being considered a deep threat.

LeBron is also third all-time in playoff assists (1,392), trailing only Magic Johnson (2,346) and John Stockton (1,839). It seems conceivable that James would ultimately pass Stockton by the end of his illustrious career.

James will have an opportunity to crush a number of play-off records as he looks to advance to his seventh straight NBA Finals, but the paramount accomplishment will be another title for the Cavs.

Tyronn Lue’s side head to Toronto for game three of the Eastern Conference semi-finals on Saturday night, where they struggled last year and allowed the Raptors to come back and tie up the series.

That will not be the case on this occasion should LeBron continue to dominate like he did in the opening two matches.

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