LeBron James was in imperious form Tuesday morning, scoring 44 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers levelled the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 with a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics.
With his latest barnstorming performance, LeBron surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list for most field goals scored.
The King moved past Jabbar (2,356) for the most field goals in playoff history as he also recorded his 25th career postseason game with at least 40 points, his sixth in this postseason.
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Kyle Korver added 14 points with an impressive all-round showing, and Tristan Thompson had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Cleveland.
Fired on by a raucous crowd, the Cavs held off Boston’s comeback in the fourth quarter to take the series to a nail-biting best-of-three.
The 2016 champions are now on the cusp of becoming the 20th team out of 300 to overcome a 2-0 deficit, but to achieve the feat, they’ll have to win in Boston, where the Celtics are 9-0 this postseason.
Jaylen Brown scored 25 and Boston had five scorers in double figures, but they fell behind by 19 in the first-half and didn’t have enough to catch the hosts.
Game 5 is on Wednesday night at TD Center, where James has admitted the Cavs really have to turn up, cos ‘they won’t be getting a lot of love’.