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Published: Tue, May 30, 2017
Sports | By Jeannette Edwards

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


It was clear when Kyrie Irving contorted his body to sink impossible buckets and when LeBron James bounced through smaller, less athletic, less intelligent defenders on his way to the rim.

LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers are headed back to the NBA Finals.

This will be the second Finals meeting between James and Durant.

"I don't care who you're playing, to make it to the NBA Finals, to win your conference finals, it's a big task", Brown said. Golden State, they've been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP (Kevin Durant).

"When you talk about longevity and being able to just play at a high level for a long period of time, and I've been fortunate enough to be able to do that and be a part of two franchises that. being able to take two franchises to four Finals apiece.no one has ever done that, either, so I'm always happy and proud".

In the video above, watch a recap of the Cleveland Cavaliers Game 5 win over the Boston Celtics. There was nearly too much historical context to dissect, and so James did what his instincts told him to do. He finished with 35 points and had the record to himself at 5,995.

"He's played the game and mastered the game and gotten better and better every year", James said of Durant. "They've got a lot of those guys".

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James, who earlier on Thursday suggested comparisons were only for "barbershops", tried to sidestep the Jordan topic. To me, this number represents an opportunity. What he did for the culture and the game of basketball is nothing short of legendary, and I want him to enjoy it.

LEBRON JAMES: Now, when you're growing up and you're seeing Michael Jordan, you - it's nearly like a god. "I started to focus on myself, on other players and other people around my neighborhood because I never thought that you could get to a point where Mike was".

The record highlights James' playoff longevity, although Jordan still has him beat with six championships to two. He's still a few thousand behind Jordan's regular-season point total, too.

Irving initiated the scoring when he buried a 25-foot step-back three-pointer from the wing, and less than a minute later, he caught a pass from James and knocked down a 15-footer from the right side of the free-throw line.

"Those guys are going to challenge me, they are going to challenge our ballclub", said James, who last week surpassed Michael Jordan as the all-time playoff leading scorer.

James knows he will have his hands full when the series opens on Thursday in Oakland but said he likes his team's chances of pulling off what Las Vegas would consider an upset. With about 40 more points, James could also become the first player in National Basketball Association history to score 6,000 points in the playoffs. He's now third with 1,439.

Sure, you can call the Warriors the Evil Empire and Photoshop the Death Star into their roundel in their logo but keep in mind that Cavaliers are closer to the First Order than the Rebel Alliance. "Only because I feel we have some unfinished business from last season". "Drawing two defenders and no matter if you win or lose, if you make the right play, it's OK".

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