Posted Jan 3, 2013 10:33 PM
DENVER (AP) -- Andre Miller scored the 15,000th point of his NBA career on a mid-range jumper in the first quarter against Minnesota, becoming the eighth player to score that many and dish out at least 7,500 assists.
Oscar Robertson, Gary Payton, John Stockton, Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash also have accomplished the feat.
In typical Miller fashion, the 36-year-old downplayed the approaching milestone before the game. Said Miller: "A big individual accomplishment ... I try not to dwell on it. I never even thought about it. It's good to get it over with."
Miller started in place of Ty Lawson, who came off the bench Thursday night while still recovering from a strained left Achilles.
|Knocking Down the Jumper|
Monta Ellis pulls up and knocks down the jumper from the free-throw line.
Kevin Love had 26 points, 15 rebounds and five assists as the Timberwolves rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Sixers.
The Warriors get the back-to-back blocks from Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut.
|Thunder vs. Grizzlies |
Russell Westbrook scores 27 points and Kevin Durant adds 18 to lead the Thunder to a 116-100 victory over the Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
|Sixers vs. Timberwolves |
Kevin Love scores 26 points and grabs 15 rebounds in the Timberwolves 106-99 win over the Sixers.