LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's scoring record

LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's scoring record

The Celtics, who were eliminated from the National Basketball Association playoffs Thursday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated them 135-102 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, met with members of the media Friday, at which point Thomas was asked about the hip injury that sidelined him for Boston's final three postseason games. In 2011 the Cavs set a record for the most consecutive losses in a season.

It is the seventh successive year James has led his team to the finals, with four straight appearances for the Miami Heat preceding his return to Cleveland in 2014.

"This team is a insane team".

The Golden State Warriors get reacquainted with the Western Conference championship trophy after sweeping the Spurs this week. He'll get at least four more playoff games this year, and at age 32 and showing few signs of slowing down, James figures to play in many more postseason contests before he retires.

Avery Bradley scored 23 points in this event, Gerald Greene had 14, while Al Horford once again failed, with only 8 points.

Isaiah Thomas spoke to reporters on Friday after the Celtics season ended Thursday. He is putting up 28.6 points and 5.6 assists per game. He drew within one of Jordan on a thunderous third-quarter dunk, then passed his childhood idol shortly afterward on a three-pointer.

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Meanwhile, J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver all helped spread out Boston's defenders by connecting on several wide-open scoring opportunities. Deron Williams had a series-best 14 points for Cleveland, who never trailed and led by as many as 39 points.

The Celtics did their best to keep up, but the consistent outside shooting, bench scoring and defense they relied on to stun Cleveland in Game 3 wasn't there Thursday night.

"Well, I think collectively you take away what elite looks like, because I think we saw it first hand, especially in these home games", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. "Just kind of take it in stride". "When we got on the court today, we were just like we'd been before every other game". That jibed with comments James made in December, when he said of Jordan, "He was much more of a scorer", adding, "You recognize the dominance that someone had. but there's no similarities in our game, at all".

James, who shot 13 of 18 from the floor and 4 of 7 from 3-point range, hit a 3-pointer with 2:41 left in the third quarter to pass Michael Jordan and become the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer. Improved to 36-5 against Eastern Conference opponents in the playoffs since 2015.

The first game is scheduled for June 1st at 9pm Eastern Time you can stream it on Watch ESPN. There was nearly too much historical context to dissect, and so James did what his instincts told him to do. The Celtics observed a moment of silence for the victims of Monday's bombing in Manchester, England. Were whistled for 16 fouls in the first half.

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