LeBron James broke a Michael Jordan playoff record by crushing the Warriors
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving had all-time performances Monday evening in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 112-97 to send the series back to Cleveland.
James (41 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, three blocks, three steals) and Irving (41 points, six assists, three rebounds, two steals) became the first teammates to score 40 points each in an NBA Finals game.
There was more to it than just that for LeBron, though.
In the process of dismantling the Warriors, LeBron broke Michael Jordan's record for most 20-point games in NBA playoff history.
Per Elias Sports Bureau, LeBron now has 174 playoff games with at least 20 points compared to Jordan's 173.
It's at least the second major record LeBron has set in the Finals this year. In the Cavs' Game 1 loss to Golden State, LeBron became the first player in NBA history to rank in the top 10 in playoff wins, points, rebounds and assists. He's moved up a couple spots in wins since then, passing Magic Johnson and tying Shaq at No. 7.