LeBron James now third in NBA Finals scoring, first in triple-doubles

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After passing Michael Jordan as the No. 1 all-time playoff scorer last month, LeBron James has now eclipsed him for third place on the all-time NBA Finals scoring list.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star passed Jordan (1,176 points) with his first bucket in Game 4 on Friday night against the Golden State Warriors, an and-1 layup with 9:56 left in the first quarter. James set the mark in his 44th career Finals game; Jordan played 35.

The only players remaining with more Finals points than James are Jerry West (1,679 points) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,317 points).

James set two other records Friday.

He posted his ninth career triple-double in a Finals game, breaking the record previously held by Magic Johnson. Three of those triple-doubles have come with his team facing elimination.

James also broke Jordan's record for most career free throws made in the playoffs, passing MJ's mark of 1,463.

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