Kevin Durant becomes 9th-fastest to reach 23,000 points
The former Kia MVP is back at climbing his way up the league's all-time scoring list.
From NBA.com Staff
Few have gotten their NBA buckets as effortlessly and consistently as Kevin Durant. The 6-foot-10 forward is quickly closing in on that select group.
Durant eclipsed 23,000 career points in Brooklyn’s Sunday game against Charlotte on a 14-foot pullup jumper with 5:30 left in the second quarter. The 852 games he needed to reach the milestone are the ninth-fewest in league history.
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Overall, Durant finished with 29 points (9-15 FG), three rebounds and four assists in the 106-104 loss. Aside from his 23,000-point milestone, Durant also made some Nets history in the game alongside his superstar teammate, guard Kyrie Irving. Thanks to Irving’s 25-point night, he and Durant became the first pair of Nets to score 20 or more points in each of the team’s first three games.
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Durant’s surge through the record books comes despite playing just 27 games in 2014-15 and missing the entire 2019-20 season due to injury. The former Kia MVP and 10-time All-Star appears fully recovered from the torn Achilles that kept him sidelined last season, a prospect that could vault his new team, the Nets, into title contention.