LeBron passes Kobe, moves into top 3 in all-time playoff scoring
LeBron James continues to add to his legendary postseason resume.
With a jumper in the second quarter of Thursday's Game 3 against the Indiana Pacers, which accounted for his 11th and 12th points of the night, James moved past Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list.
LeBron converted an and-1 on the play for good measure, before exploding in the second half to finish with 41 points on 14-of-27 shooting as part of a 13-rebound, 12-assist, two-block, one-steal triple-double.
Thursday marked the 202nd playoff game in James' illustrious career, while Bryant got to 5,640 points in 220 postseason appearances.
James also usurped Bryant for fourth place on the all-time postseason 3-point list Thursday, and passed Wes Unseld for seventh in all-time playoff rebounding. LeBron ranks third in postseason assists, third in steals, 21st in blocks, and ninth in playoff games played.
The 32-year-old has appeared in six consecutive NBA Finals - and seven of the last 10 Finals - while collecting three NBA championships and three Finals MVP awards.
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