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LeBron James surpasses Jordan as all-time leading playoff scorer

/ 10:51 AM May 26, 2017
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates his dunk in the third quarter as Jae Crowder #99 of the Boston Celtics looks on during Game Five of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 25, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. AFP/GETTY IMAGES

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates his dunk in the third quarter as Jae Crowder #99 of the Boston Celtics looks on during Game Five of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 25, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. AFP/GETTY IMAGES

LOS ANGELES—Cleveland superstar LeBron James surpassed NBA icon Michael Jordan as the league’s all-time playoff scoring leader on Thursday (Friday, Manila) in the Cavaliers’ Eastern Conference finals game against the Celtics in Boston.

With a three-pointer in the third quarter James, 32, took his total of playoff points to 5,989 — two more than Jordan’s 5,987. He entered the contest needing 28 points to surpass Jordan.

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Jordan, who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles in the 1990s, played 179 post-season games in his career.

James moves past him to the top of the list in his 212th career playoff game.

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