LeBron James sets Finals record for most points through three games

LeBron James scored 40 points in a 96–91 win in Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors. James set the NBA record for most points through the first three games of an NBA Finals.
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For LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night, it was as easy as 1–2–3. 

James scored 40 points in the Cavaliers' Game 3 NBA Finals 96–91 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night, bringing his three-game total to 123 points, the most ever scored by a player through the first three games of the Finals.

James shot 14 for 34, including 2-of-6 from three-point range, and led the Cavaliers to a 2-1 lead in the finals despite the absence of star guard Kyrie Irving.

James's 40-point effort followed 44-point and 39-point efforts in Games 1 and 2. 

Game 4 of the NBA Finals, where Cleveland will try to take a 3-1 lead on its home floor, takes place Thursday at 9 pm ET. 

Some of James' highlights are below. 

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