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DeMar DeRozan becomes 50th NBA player to score 20,000 points

DeMar DeRozan rounds out the NBA's list of 20,000-point scorers on Friday, fittingly hitting a mid-range jumper.

Full Focus: DeMar DeRozan reaches 20,000 career points

DeMar DeRozan surpasses 20,000 career points in Friday's 129-124 loss to his former team, the San Antonio Spurs.

DeMar DeRozan rounded out the NBA’s list of 20,000-point scorers on Friday in fitting fashion, hitting a mid-range jumper midway through the first quarter in San Antonio to become the 50th player to reach the plateau.

The 13-year veteran entered the game averaging 20.8 points on 46.5% shooting (28.8% from 3) and 83.8% on 6.5 free-throw attempts for the Raptors, Spurs and Bulls.

DeRozan, who played three seasons in San Antonio after the Kawhi Leonard trade brought him out of Toronto, joined the Bulls as a free agent prior to the 2021-22 season. He turned in an All-NBA Second Team campaign during that age 32 season, averaging a career-best 27.9 points on 50.4% shooting (35.2 3P%;  87.7 FT%). DeRozan also earned Second Team honors in ’17-18 and Third Team in ’16-17.

This year, DeRozan opened with a pair of 30-plus outings, earning a top-5 slot on the initial Kia MVP Ladder after the early outbursts.