LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List, Cavs Beat Celtics

"So I didn't ever believe I could be Mike". Or something like that.

Durant's only other time in the Finals was 2012 when he was with Oklahoma City.

It included a bunch of good tweets like this one. And honestly, does anyone see that changing anytime in the near future?

If the Cavaliers advance, James would be making a seventh consecutive trip to the NBA Finals.

On the other hand, James still hasn't won any Western Conference championships.

Bragging rights and craft beer are on the line in a bet between USA senators over the National Basketball Association finals, which once again features the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Who could have known?

Despite his claim that the Celtics "definitely need more" talent, Thomas celebrated the strides made by the Celtics this season, including earning the No. 1 seed in the East and advancing to the conference finals before bowing to the Cavaliers in five games.

As pundits parsed the stats showing Jordan achieved his 5,987 playoff points in 179 post-season games while James reached 5,995 in his 212th post-season contest, James dismissed such conversations as "barbershop" debates.

James, for what it's worth, downplayed the stat. Golden State still deserves to be the favorite, but the brilliance of LeBron James coupled with Cleveland's improved defensive focus can't be dismissed. "I'm not a scorer and I don't want to be labeled as a scorer". I didn't do the hoop earring, either. "Put me on the court and I'll find ways to be successful". He's right. The more you watch him play, the clearer it becomes that he's constantly trying to make the best play possible as opposed to just good ones.

For James, moving past Jordan was especially meaningful.

At this point, James has to enjoy beating up in the Celtics.

As of Thursday, LeBron James has now officially topped Michael Jordan as the all-time playoffs scoring leader. "So however you want to take that, that's how the season's been". Yes, that's a 100 percent real stat.

The Cavaliers are averaging 116.8 points per game this postseason while the Warriors are putting up 118.3 ppg, and the two conference champs have combined for an 18-7 Over/Under count in the playoffs. In 2008 and 2010, he lost to Boston.

The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in two World Series before the Yankees got revenge in a third year in the 1920s.

Let's be honest, not many are giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA Finals. That Over/Under number is the largest total in the Covers database (1990-91-2017) and easily eclipses the previous high of 214 points, which was set for Game 3 of the 1995 NBA Finals between the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets. "Now, they're not naming big guys unless you're really versatile". But it's uncertain if Kerr will return to the bench for the NBA Finals. "He couldn't be the assist man like LeBron James can".

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