LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant for third in playoff scoring

2017-04-21 03:41:05 GMT2017-04-21 11:41:05(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

WASHINGTON, April 20 (Xinhua) -- With 7 minutes 26 seconds left in the second quarter in game 3 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers, LeBron James topped Kobe Byrant to move into third place on NBA's all-time playoff scoring list.

The three-point play in the second quarter gave James 13 points in Game 3 and 5,641 for his playoff career, passing Kobe for third place on the NBA's all-time postseason scoring list.

James reached his mark in his 202nd career playoff game, while Kobe played in 220 postseason contests. He now trails only Michael Jordan (5,987 points) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762) in all-time playoff scoring.

"The King," who scored a game-high 41 points in the Cavaliers' 119-114 win over the Pacers, also passed Kobe in the number of all-time playoff 3-pointers made for fourth place.

 

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