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LeBron James pulls ahead of Michael Jordan for most 30-point postseason games

James has scored at least 30 points on 110 occasions out of the 238 career playoff games. Much more of a pure scorer, Jordan had 109 30-point games in the 179 career playoff games.


Kahron Spearman


LeBron James scored 33 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 110-102 Game 3 Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, and in doing so passed Michael Jordan for the most 30-point games in NBA playoff history.

 

James has scored at least 30 points on 110 occasions out of the 238 career playoff games. Much more of a pure scorer, Jordan had 109 30-point games in the 179 career playoff games.

At the end of the day, if you want to compete for a championship or win a championship, you've got to go through the champion, and they're the champion

James has 6,888 career playoff points. Jordan is second with 5,987. However, Jordan's 33.4 points per game playoff average exceed James' 28.9 points per game mark in the postseason.

 

James finished with 33 points, 11 assists and ten rebounds in Game 3, adding one more (his tenth) to his record triple-double in the NBA Finals - Magic Johnson is second with eight. 

 

It's also his fifth 30-point triple-double in the Finals. There is a combined four 30-point triple-doubles in Finals history.

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