OAKLAND, California– Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant scored his 20,000th career point with 1:41 remaining in the second quarter of Wednesday’s 125-106 loss to the LA Clippers on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena, becoming the second-youngest player in NBA history, behind LeBron James, to reach that milestone.
Durant scored his 25th point on a pull-up crossover midrange jumper to help him reach the milestone before retiring for the night with 40 points.
He is one of just five players to have scored that many points before turning 30, along with James, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan, in that order.
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The 2017 Finals MVP also became the eighth active player to accumulate 20,000 points. Those ahead of him are Dirk Nowitzki, James, Carmelo Anthony, Vince Carter, Dwyane Wade, Pau Gasol and Joe Johnson.
Durant entered Wednesday averaging 25.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.3 assists and a career-high 2.1 blocks on the season.
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