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Kevin Durant passes Ray Allen for 24th on all-time career points list

Nets' star forward scores 28 points in Saturday loss to the Bulls, moving him to 24,512 for his 14-year career.

From NBA.com Staff

With this fourth-quarter fadeaway, Kevin Durant passes Ray Allen for 24th place on the NBA's all-time scoring leaderboard.

Just 10 days and four games after leaving Allen Iverson behind in the NBA’s scoring annals, Kevin Durant has caught and surpassed the reigning 3-point king, Ray Allen, for 24th on the league’s all-time points leaderboard.

Durant entered Saturday’s action with 24,484 points and scored 28 more in the Nets’ 111-107 loss to the Bulls. That leapfrogged Allen at 24,505, leaving Durant with 24,512 and a next-man-up target of Patrick Ewing at 24,815.

With 5:40 remaining in Saturday’s game, Durant curled around a screen on the right wing, gaining a crucial step and full head of steam as he turned the corner. James Harden, searching for an opening, found it and delivered a one-handed bounce pass that connected in stride. Durant gathered, pulled up just outside the restricted area and sank the 8-foot fadeaway to break a tie with Allen.

Averaging 28.6 ppg on the season — the third-best mark of his 14-year career — it should take Durant roughly 11 games to catch the Knicks legend. Another 13 after that and we could see KD pass “The Logo”, given that No. 22 Jerry West sits at 25,192.

NBA Leaders All-Time Career Points Scored

Rank Player Games Played Points Scored
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1,560 38,387
2 Karl Malone 1,476 36,928
3 LeBron James 1,318 35,674*
4 Kobe Bryant 1,346 33,643
5 Michael Jordan 1,072 32,292
6 Dirk Nowitzki 1,522 31,560
7 Wilt Chamberlain 1,045 31,419
8 Shaquille O’Neal 1,207 28,596
9 Carmelo Anthony 1,210 27,713*
10 Moses Malone 1,329 27,409
11 Elvin Hayes 1,303 27,313
12 Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238 26,946
13 Oscar Robertson 1,040 26,710
14 Dominique Wilkins 1,074 26,668
15 Tim Duncan 1,392 26,496
16 Paul Pierce 1,343 26,397
17 John Havlicek 1,270 26,395
18 Kevin Garnett 1,462 26,071
19 Vince Carter 1,541 25,728
20 Alex English 1,193 25,613
21 Reggie Miller 1,389 25,279
22 Jerry West 932 25,192
23 Patrick Ewing 1,183 24,815
24 KEVIN DURANT 906 24,512*
25 Ray Allen 1,300 24,505
26 Allen Iverson 914 24,368

* = Active

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