Kevin Durant becomes 44th player to join 20,000-point club

Kevin Durant became the 44th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points as he scored against Clippers.

By: AP | Oakland | Published: January 11, 2018 3:11:09 pm
Kevin Durant nba Kevin Durant is the 44th player in NBA to score 20000 points. (USA TODAY Sports Photo)

Kevin Durant became the 44th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points Wednesday night. Durant reached the milestone on a pull-up jumper from the left wing at the 1:41 mark of second quarter. The Warriors announced his accomplishment on the main scoreboard and Durant received a standing ovation, shaking his head in acknowledgment while still very much in game mode.

The NBA Finals MVP returned from a three-game absence with a strained right calf and scored 25 points in the first half against the Clippers – KD’s biggest half of the season. He came in needing exactly 25 points for 20,000.

Durant, who had a four-point play during the second quarter on the way to 14 points in the period, is at 29 the second-youngest player behind LeBron James and the first to reach the 20,000 mark as a member of the Warriors.

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