LeBron James keeps inching up the NBA career records list, and he passed another former NBA great not once, but twice, in two different categories Thursday night.
In the second quarter of the Cavs’ Game 3 against the Pacers, James hit a jumper in the lane to pass Kobe Bryant (5,640 career playoff points) for third on the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring list. James seems a good bet to pass the No. 2 playoff scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762 points) in another few games. And if the Cavs make it to the Eastern Conference Finals, he would almost certainly top the No. 1 man on the list, Michael Jordan, who finished with 5,987 points.
Overall, San Antonio had a 32-15 advantage in free throw attempts. The Spurs made 31, while the Grizzlies hit 13.
I’m not going to let them treat us that way, Fizdale told reporters. I know Pop’s (Spurs coach Gregg Popovich) got pedigree and I’m a young rookie, but they’re not going to rook us. That’s unacceptable. That was unprofessional.
Fizdale knows all about star treatment in the NBA; he Cheap New Zealand Warriors Jerseys was on the Heat’s bench for all of LeBron James’ time in Miami and a lot of Dwyane Wade’s. Nonetheless, this was a solid working the refs playoff maneuver. Fizdale will gladly accept the fine by the league if it gets his team a little better treatment from the refs.
Game 3 of the Grizzlies-Spurs first-round Western Conference series will be in Memphis on Thursday. The seventh-seeded Grizzlies are down 2-0 in the best-of-seven.