LeBron passes Kobe, moves into top 3 in all-time playoff scoring

Joseph Casciaro 6d ago
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LeBron James continues to add to his legendary postseason resume.

With a jumper in the second quarter of Thursday's Game 3 against the Indiana Pacers, which accounted for his 11th and 12th points of the night, James moved past Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list.

LeBron converted an and-1 on the play for good measure, before exploding in the second half to finish with 41 points on 14-of-27 shooting as part of a 13-rebound, 12-assist, two-block, one-steal triple-double.

Player Playoff points PPG
Michael Jordan 5987 33.4
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 5762 24.3
LeBron James 5670 28.1
Kobe Bryant 5640 25.6
Shaquille O'Neal 5250 24.3

Thursday marked the 202nd playoff game in James' illustrious career, while Bryant got to 5,640 points in 220 postseason appearances.

James also usurped Bryant for fourth place on the all-time postseason 3-point list Thursday, and passed Wes Unseld for seventh in all-time playoff rebounding. LeBron ranks third in postseason assists, third in steals, 21st in blocks, and ninth in playoff games played.

The 32-year-old has appeared in six consecutive NBA Finals - and seven of the last 10 Finals - while collecting three NBA championships and three Finals MVP awards.