Box Score 5/26: Bring on the Finals

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Paul Pierce thinks LeBron is nowhere near surpassing MJ

LeBron James may have surpassed Michael Jordan on Thursday as the NBA’s all-time leading playoff scorer, but Paul Pierce apparently feels that means very little in the grand scheme of things.Pierce was watching “Undisputed” on FS1 Friday morning, and he was stunned to hear host Nick Wright talking about LeBron’s legacy being comparable to — or even surpassing — Jordan’s...
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LeBron not ready to discuss Warriors yet: ‘It’s too stressful’

LeBron James can officially start preparing to face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for a third consecutive year, but the Cleveland Cavaliers star was in no mood to do that on Thursday night. Why? Because he just wanted to relax.While speaking to reporters after his team closed out the Boston Celtics, LeBron said he was not in the right frame of mind to talk about the...
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LeBron never believed he could get to Jordan’s level

LeBron James is four wins away from capturing another NBA title, which would give him four in his career before his 33rd birthday. You know how old Michael Jordan was when he won his fourth championship? You guessed it — 33.The comparisons between LeBron and Jordan are becoming more justified by the day. After the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the NBA Finals with a win over the...
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LeBron James passes Michael Jordan in playoff scoring, opens up about it (VIDEO)

After scoring 35 points in Game 5 on Thursday night, LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for most points scored in NBA Playoffs history, and he seemed pretty humbled by it. James — who is preparing to play in his seventh consecutive NBA Finals next week — will attempt to win his fourth ring, which can maybe put him in the GOAT discussion as far as NBA players go. In the past,...
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LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas have a moment on court after Game 5 (VIDEO)

Isaiah Thomas hasn’t been on the best of terms with some of his opponents — especially the Wizards, followed by the Bulls — during the NBA Playoffs, but it’s all love when the final whistle blows, apparently. Thomas, who only played in the first two games of the series after suffering a hip injury, which may require surgery, shared a moment with LeBron James after the Cavs...
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LeBron James calls Warriors a ‘juggernaut’

The Cleveland Cavaliers knocked the Boston Celtics out of the playoffs, but LeBron James knows there is still a very difficult road ahead.After winning Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals 135-103 on Thursday night, James was interviewed by TNT and said his team would enjoy the victory for a few days before turning their attention to the Golden State Warriors. During the interview...
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LeBron James passes Jordan to become greatest playoff scorer of all-time

In the history of the NBA playoffs, nobody has ever scored more points than LeBron James. In his game on Thursday against the Boston Celtics, James surpassed Michael Jordan, who held the previous record with 5,987. It is worth noting that while LeBron passed Jordan’s point total, it took him significantly more games to do so. James passed Jordan in his 212th career postseason...
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LeBron James on closeout games: ‘Always the hardest’

The Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night can put the finishing touches on their march through the Eastern Conference with a Game 5 win over the Boston Celtics. But LeBron James took time to warn everyone, presumably his teammates, that closeout games are among the most difficult to win the postseason.“The closeout game is always the hardest, and Boston is going to make it even...
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LeBron James botches wide-open dunk off another insane Kevin Love outlet pass

Another rough night for LeBron James got even rougher late in the third quarter of Game 4. After an insanely beautiful rebound and full-court outlet pass by Cavs forward Kevin Love, James took off for an uncontested dunk that would have given Cleveland its first lead since early in the first quarter.LeBron tried to destroy the rim, but instead he destroyed what should have been a...
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