Russell Westbrook becomes 46th member of 20,000-point club
From NBA.com Staff
Russell Westbrook added another line to his Hall of Fame resume Thursday night, surpassing 20,000 career points in the Houston Rockets’ 121-11 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Westbrook is the 46th player in NBA history to reach the milestone and he joins LeBron James and Oscar Robertson as the only players with 20,000 points, 7,000 assists and 6,000 rebounds.
“That’s a blessing,” Westbrook said. “I’m thankful for being healthy. Thankful for having so many great teammates.”
The 31-year-old Westbrook, who finished with 41 points, entered the game 34 points away and hit 20,000 at the free-throw line during a 16-point eruption in the third quarter.
Westbrook is the fifth active player with 20,000 points, joining James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Vince Carter and James Harden.