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LeBron James’ playoff scoring is impressive, until you compare it to Michael Jordan’s | May 17, 2014

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(USA TODAY Sports) (USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron matched his postseason career high with 49 points in Game 4 against the Nets Monday night. His earlier 49-point postseason game came in 2009, when he led the Cavaliers past the Magic in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

In total, LeBron has scored at least 45 points in the playoffs on seven different occasions. He joins Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Allen Iverson as the only NBA players to score 45+ points in the postseason at least seven times.

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Jordan played in 179 playoff games, the most of anyone on this list. Chamberlain played in 160 playoff games, Iverson played in 71 playoff games and James has played in 146 playoff games.

LeBron is playing in his ninth postseason. Jordan, who ultimately played in 13 playoffs, had seven 45-point games by his fifth postseason. This just puts into perspective how dominant Jordan was…

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