LeBron James put up arguably his best performance in a Lakers jersey and created history in the process as his team went 2-1 up in the series against the Houston Rockets.
After an impressive performance in Game Two against the Rockets, James went to another level and helped the Lakers to a 112-102 win in Game Three.
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NBA legend Magic Johnson claimed it was one of the best performances of James’ career after he posted 36 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
“One of the best performances I’ve ever seen in one half of playoff basketball by LeBron James!!” Johnson tweeted.
“He scored from every spot on the floor.”
One of the best performances I've ever seen in one half of playoff basketball by LeBron James!! He scored from every spot on the floor!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 9, 2020
But overall, it was the incredible feat he topped, which will go down in the record books.
LeBron James leads most playoff wins
The Game Three win meant James, 35, has won 162 postseason games.
That figures surpassed the record, which was set by Derek Fisher, who also spent a lot of time with the Lakers.
For his performance and the incredible feat, fans went wild marvelling at arguably the greatest ever NBA player.
LeBron James, the greatest player ever, just set the record for the most wins in playoff history. Here are his all time playoff rankings:— nick wright (@getnickwright) September 9, 2020
3pt FGs- 2nd
I’m beginning to think LeBron James is the NBA MVP.— Robin Lundberg (@robinlundberg) September 9, 2020
LeBron James is playing OUT OF HIS MIND right now.— JustAnotherNBAFan™ (@AnotherNBAFan) September 9, 2020
Elite on both ends, beautiful to watch.
LeBron James has more playoff wins than Michael Jordan, but you won’t hear the media tell you THAT.— Duncan Smith (@DuncanSmithNBA) September 9, 2020
Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat are headed to the NBA's eastern conference finals as Giannis Antetokounmpo could only watch the Milwaukee Bucks season come to an end.
The fifth-seeded Heat finished off an upset of the NBA's best regular-season team on Tuesday, topping the Bucks 103-94 in Game 5 of their semi-final series.
Antetokounmpo, the league's reigning MVP and recently announced defensive player of the year, could not play because of a sprained right ankle.
Butler and Goran Dragic each scored 17 points for the Heat, who won the series 4-1 and will face the Boston Celtics or the Toronto Raptors when the NBA's final four get under way next week.
It's Miami's first time in the east finals since 2014, and the first time Butler has reached this deep in the playoffs.