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LeBron James Makes History, Cavaliers Advance

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There is a new postseason scoring king.

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for first place on the all-time playoffs scoring list with a 3-pointer from the left wing with 2:40 left in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday.

The shot gave him 29 points for the game and 5,989 points for his postseason career to edge him past Jordan’s mark of 5,987. He ran back down the court with his index finger up in the air, signaling his place in history.

James finished with 35 points in the Cavaliers’ 135-102 win over the Boston Celtics, clinching the third straight conference title for the Cavs and James’ seventh straight trip to the NBA Finals.

Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN

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