LeBron poised to pass West, Abdul-Jabbar in playoff record books
LeBron James had his 74th 30-point game in the playoffs Friday in the Cavaliers’ 94-82 win at Atlanta, tying Jerry West for fourth on the career list.
The only players with more are Michael Jordan (109), Kobe Bryant (88) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (75).
James also had his 53rd playoff game with at least 30 points, five rebounds and five assists, extending his NBA record. He broke a tie with Jordan in that category in Game 1.
James had 11 assists, just missing a triple-double with nine rebounds.
"How much does it help to have LeBron on your team?" Cavaliers coach David Blatt said, repeating a question incredulously. "Do I really have to answer that?"