Lebron James Passes Karl Malone For 6th On NBA’s All-Time Playoff Scoring List

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Lebron James continues to add to his playoff totals and will likely be heading to the NBA finals soon after another big win over the Atlanta Hawks. Following game 3 in Cleveland, James has passed Karl Malone on the all-time scoring list for the NBA playoffs.

As most people would agree, James is currently the greatest player in the league, and some would even argue that he is the best player of all time. His Cleveland Cavaliers now have a 3-0 lead over the Hawks after going up 2-0 while in Atlanta and he has been a commanding force in the series.

The Cavaliers won 114-111 in an overtime fight that the Hawks would not give up, but James took over eventually and he recorded a triple-double in the game. After the game, he has a career total of 4,782 points in the playoffs, which puts him 21 points ahead of 7th-placed Karl Malone, and 331 behind 5th-placed Tim Duncan.

Lebron James is the king of the NBA and wants everyone to know it with his latest performance. In game 3, he had an impressive stat line of  37 points, 18 rebounds, and 13 assists.

The Eastern Conference finals have not been the fight that most people may have expected and now the Cavs have a chance to sweep the 1-seeded Atlanta Hawks. Similarly, the Golden State Warriors have 3-0 lead on the Houston Rockets and have the opportunity to complete a sweep in game 4 on Monday night.

The performance in Sunday night’s game 3 gave James the 12th triple-double of his playoff career, which puts him second on the all-time list. He is behind only Magic Johnson, who recorded an incredible record of 30 over his playoff career.

Lebron James should have plenty of more opportunities to add to his playoff totals with an almost guarantee that he will be heading to the NBA finals after being up 3-0 heading into Tuesday’s game 4 in Cleveland. With the fast paced style that Golden State plays at, he should have plenty of chances to score during the finals as well.

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