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Chris Paul surpasses Oscar Robertson for 6th in career assists

Next up for Paul on the career list: Magic Johnson in 5th place.

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Paul passes Robertson for 6th on all-time assist list

Veteran Suns point guard Chris Paul has surpassed Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson for sixth place among the NBA’s career assists leaders.

NBA Career Leaders in Assists

Rank Player Assists
1. John Stockton 15,806
2. Jason Kidd 12,091
3. Steve Nash 10,335
4. Mark Jackson 10,334
5. Magic Johnson 10,141
6. Chris Paul 9,888
7 Oscar Robertson 9,887

 

Paul, 35, surpassed Robertson in the second quarter of Saturday’s game against the Grizzlies, driving and kicking to Mikal Bridges for an open 3-pointer.

The milestone came on the heels of Paul’s 19-assist masterpiece against the Pelicans for his highest single-game total in four seasons.

Paul is averaging 8.6 assists per game with the Suns, also his highest average in four seasons. His career average of 9.4 assists per game ranks fourth in NBA history.

 

 

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