NBA playoffs 2017: LeBron James passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for second in postseason scoring

James passed Kareem in the third quarter of Wednesday's playoff game against the Raptors.

Look out, Michael Jordan — you're next.

Cavaliers forward LeBron James passed Lakers Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Wednesday for second place on the NBA's all-time postseason scoring list.

Abdul-Jabbar scored 5,762 points in 237 career playoff games. A 3-pointer with 8:41 remaining in the third quarter moved James past Abdul-Jabbar and only Jordan has more with 5,987 points in 179 games. Wednesday was the 205th playoff game for James, who entered the night 24 points behind Abdul-Jabbar. James had 36 points through three quarters as the Cavs held a 99-73 lead.


James was 10 of 14 from the floor Wednesday to lead the Cavs to a 125-103 victory. He left the game with over five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to MVP chants from the Quicken Loans Arena crowd.

"I was just playing in my zone, my comfort zone," James told TNT following the win.

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Jordan and Abdul-Jabbar each won six NBA championships during their careers. James, who led the Cavaliers to their first NBA championship and the third of his career last year, is trying to take a team to the NBA Finals for the seventh straight season.


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