LeBron James may not be a unanimous choice as the NBA’s greatest player of all time, but the Cleveland Cavaliers’ win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night strengthened his case.
James won his 120th playoff game, surpassing Michael Jordan’s 119 post-season victories, as the Cavs topped the Hawks 104-93 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. James scored 25 points, tallied nine assists and grabbed seven rebounds in the victory.
Undefeated so far in the playoffs, the Cavs are arguably the hottest team in the post-season. Though the Golden State Warriors lost Steph Curry to injury, the Cavs are playing at a level that will be hard for any team to top.
This year can continue to be historic for James, as he can become the only player in NBA playoff history to rank in the top 10 in points, rebounds and assists. He also has the potential to win his third NBA championship.