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LeBron James breaks Robert Horry’s Finals record for 3-pointers

LeBron James is officially the king in at least one Finals category.

Although the Cleveland Cavaliers lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, the four-time MVP shattered a Finals record in an unexpected category—three-point field goals.

James had entered the game tied for second place on the list with former teammate Ray Allen. With two three-point field goals on the night, the 31-year-old now has 57 career treys in the Finals. Robert Horry had previously held the mark with 56 total treys in his Finals appearances.

All things considered, James is not known for his three-point shooting. It has been well-documented how much the Cavaliers star has struggled with his jump shot this season. He converted on just 30.9 percent of his three-point attempts this past year.

However, this is James’ seventh Finals appearance. With 34 Finals games under his belt, it shouldn’t come as a shock that the 31-year-old ranks near the top in most statistical categories of the NBA’s championship series.

Considering the veteran small forward is relatively young and will likely play in more Finals series before his career is over, James should be able to stretch his lead in this category before it’s all said and done.

Well, until Stephen Curry closes in on the record, of course.

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