The Cleveland Cavaliers star passed [Micahel] Jordan (1,176 points) with his first bucket in Game 4 on Friday night against the Golden State Warriors, an and-1 layup with 9:56 left in the first quarter. [LeBron] James set the mark in his 44th career Finals game; Jordan played 35.
The only players remaining with more Finals points than James are Jerry West (1,679 points) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,317 points).
James set two other records Friday.
He posted his ninth career triple-double in a Finals game, breaking the record previously held by Magic Johnson. Three of those triple-doubles have come with his team facing elimination.
James also broke Jordan’s record for most career free throws made in the playoffs, passing MJ’s mark of 1,463.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN
Sources: Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge Agree on Extension
San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. The deal includes a partial guarantee in the third year.
Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a three-year, $72.3M contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 16, 2017
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
LeBron James Still Uncertain for Season Opener
LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it’s still not known if he’ll play in Cleveland’s season opener.
James has been slowed since spraining his ankle in practice on Sept. 27. The three-time NBA champion sat out the Cavaliers’ first three exhibition games before making his debut last week against Chicago. He played 30 minutes but may have aggravated his ankle while making a spin move in the loss.
Source: USA Today Sports
Rodney Hood, Jazz Don’t Come to Agreement on Extension
Rodney Hood and the Utah Jazz will not come to an agreement on a contract extension, barring a last minute change, sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune, clearing the way for Hood to become a restricted free agent next summer.