Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James now all-time leader in postseason field goals


CLEVELAND — LeBron James‘ two game-winning buzzer-beaters these playoffs might be more memorable, but his jump shot midway through the second quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday was the most historic.

The 22-foot jumper off a JR Smith feed was the 2,357th made field goal of James’ postseason career, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the all-time playoff lead in that category.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star came into the night averaging a league-leading 32.9 points per game in the 2018 postseason, the second-highest scoring average he has ever posted in the playoffs (James averaged 35.3 points in 14 games in 2009).

During the 2017 conference finals, also against the Boston Celtics, James passed Michael Jordan for No. 1 on the all-time postseason scoring list.

James had 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting at halftime of Game 4 and the Cavs were up 68-53 on the Celtics, looking to draw the series to a 2-2 tie.

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