LeBron James sets Finals record for most points through three games

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Cavaliers continue to rise to the occasion against Warriors
Wednesday June 10th, 2015

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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