Published: Mon, May 29, 2017
Sport | By Charlene Craig

James surpasses Jordan as playoffs scoring leader

The 32-year-old James, who is seeking a fourth National Basketball Association title, took 212 postseason games to surpass Jordan, a six-time champion who played 179 playoff games.

Obviously, Cleveland will need to match Golden State's firepower offensively from the perimeter to win on the road.

The Cavs" "Big Three' were strongly backed by their reserves. But Boston has the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, and with the Celtics widely expected to select Washington point guard Markelle Fultz, there's some speculation about whether Thomas is in their long-term plans.

"We're definitely disappointed. I felt like if we weren't, it would be a problem", Bradley said. "Cleveland will be very, very tough to beat". Although the Celtics won the next game without him, Cleveland went on to win the series in five games. "It's been a high-scoring year throughout".

The Celtics have to know they let one get away Tuesday night, but may well have just fallen victim to the fatigue that resulted from the dramatic - and totally unexpected - win in Game 3. He says surgery is "not the No. 1 option right now".

LEBRON JAMES: Now, when you're growing up and you're seeing Michael Jordan, you - it's nearly like a god.

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In the process, they shot themselves into the Stanley Cup final opposite Nashville, the series starting at home next Monday. The teams remained scoreless through the first overtime, as the Penguins held an 8-2 shots-on-goal advantage over Ottowa.

"You take LeBron out of the East and the parity - Washington, Boston, Toronto - you could have a different team every year", Turner Sports analyst Kenny Smith said. If the Warriors could somehow sweep the Finals, they would be the first team to go through the playoffs undefeated - after sweeping through the Blazers, Jazz and Spurs in the Western Conference.

With victory in the bag, he sat out the fourth quarter as the Cavaliers routed the Celtics 135-102 to clinch the best-of-seven series 4-1. Fitz expects closer games this time around, and so do we. The Cavs, meanwhile, tightened up their defense while LeBron James launched into superhuman mode, carrying the Cavs to a 12-1 record in the playoffs with one of the finest all-around postseasons of his career.

Kyrie Irving backed up his massive game four with 24 points and seven assists, while Kevin Love had a double-double, adding 11 boards to his 15 points. Tristan Thompson is a beast on the boards, and there actually were Deron Williams and Kyle Korver sightings Thursday. "I'm not in the right mind to even talk about Golden State". "But nobody's going to feel sorry for me". They were a forecast of an unimpeded path to a title shot, with a 99.9 percent chance of Mr. June, LeBron James, landing on the other end. I think he will be.

The Warriors responded to the disappointment by signing Kevin Durant this offseason and went from a team that broke the regular season wins record to one threatening a postseason mark. They've been super-impressive. It's kind of in our minds that that's who we were going to see.

Chicago, which was a minus-190 favorite on the money line and a plus-110 underdog on the run line (-1.5), was ahead 5-2 when flawless closer Wade Davis took the mound in the ninth inning.

The Cavaliers and Warriors split their two meetings this season, both winning at home. The No. 8 hitter was batting only.146 before fouling off eight pitches during a 12-pitch at-bat that ended San Francisco's string of 19 consecutive solo shots.

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