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LeBron James tops Michael Jordan as all-time playoffs scoring leader

BOSTON — There is a new postseason scoring king. Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for first place on the all-time playoffs scoring list with a 3-pointer from the left wing with 2:40 left in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday. The shot gave him 29 points for the game and 5,989 points for his postseason career to edge him past Jordan’s mark of 5,987. He ran back down the court with his index finger up in the air, signaling his place in history. James finished with 35 points in the Cavaliers’ 135-102 win?over the Boston Celtics, clinching the third straight conference title for the Cavs and James’ seventh straight trip to the NBA Finals.? “I wear the number because of Mike,” James said of the No. 23 on his uniform. “I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, just because of what he was able to accomplish. When you’re watching Michael…

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Mets GM hoping increased communication helps remedy injury situation

NEW YORK — With a bundle of key players on the disabled list, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday the team is making some changes to the way it handles injuries. Alderson is now meeting daily with the training staff, something he hasn’t always done in the past. The front office also is communicating often with its “resources” in Port St. Lucie, Florida, at the team’s spring training complex. He said he’s having the meetings “to provide context for the decisions that we have to make from day to day based on information that not only arises that day, but may have been sort of gestating over a period of days.” Alderson also said that bigger changes could still be made, but those “might require a little more in the way of investigation and research that sometimes requires a little time.” New York ended a seven-game skid with a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night but is still six games under .500. Alderson…

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