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He’s labeled “the best basketball player in the world” and affectionately called King

A 3-pointer during the third quarter of Thursday night's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals pushed James' total to 5,989 - surpassing Jordan's 5,987.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has moved past Hall of Famer Michael Jordan as the leading scorer in National Basketball Association playoff history. LeBron James had 35 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and Kyrie Irving had 24 points and seven assists for Cleveland.

Boston was still without the injured Isaiah Thomas and relied on Avery Bradley (23 points) to carry the offense in defeat. Cleveland not only won all three games in Boston, but they didn't trail for even a second and compiled a +90 point differential.

The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers collide in Game 1 of the NBA Finals at the Oracle Arena on Thursday. He is averaging 32.5 points and shooting 56.6 percent in the postseason this year and with the exception of the Cavs' only loss, Game 3 against the Celtics, James is controlling his opponents like a puppeteer controls a puppet.

A young team with its core signed, salary cap space and the No. 1 overall pick in next month's draft, the Celtics have a chance to add a maximum contract player as a free agent and another potential star in the draft.

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"We're definitely disappointed. I felt like if we weren't, it would be a problem", Bradley said.

Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5), Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko and Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) wait for a rebound during the first half.

Let's be real, the Cavs will make it to the NBA Finals to face the Golden State Warriors. The real question is whether or not they will be able to contend with a fully rested and healthy Golden State team. The Finals don't start until Thursday, June 1, so both sides should be fresh when they take the floor. The led by 15 points at the end of the first quarter and increased it to 34 points going into the final quarter. Cleveland won by one point on Christmas Day and Golden State prevailed by 35 points on January 16. "I think that goes with coaching staff, players, and everybody just has to get better to get back to this situation".

Cavaliers: James has scored 30 or more points in 11 of Cleveland's 13 games this postseason.

James scored 34 points in the win but that had to be the quietest 34 points I have ever seen a superstar score. It spurred the most intense frenzy surrounding an National Basketball Association free agent decision since James announced in 2014 that he would return to the Cavaliers after spending four seasons with the Miami Heat. The Cavs were solid yet unconvincing in a 51-win regular season that saw them finish with the second seed in the Eastern Conference, while the Warriors were never in doubt of finishing atop the standings with a 67-win season. The teams observed a moment of silence for the victims of Monday's bombing in Manchester, England.

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