NBA History: on this day LeBron James achieved NBA Playoffs all-time scoring record

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Three years ago on this particular day, a deep 3-pointer from the left wing with 2:40 left in the third quarter gives LeBron James the postseason’s all-time scoring title.

James accomplished the feat in Game 5 of the 2017 Eastern Conference finals, as the Cavs won 135-102 against the Boston Celtics to reach a third straight NBA Finals. His shot moved him to 5,989 career playoff points, passing Michael Jordan (5,987), who held the record for 19 years. The King reached the record in his 212th game, while Jordan played in 179 playoff games, per NBA.com.