Internet explodes over history-making LeBron James feat

LeBron James clapping after defeating the Houston Rockets.
LeBron James created NBA history with the most postseason wins by a player. (Getty Images)

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.”

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.

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.