Kevin Durant becomes 44th NBA player to join 20,000-point club

Kevin Durant becomes 44th NBA player to join 20,000-point club
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, right, shoots over Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson during their NBA game at Oracle Arena on Wednesday. (USA TODAY Sports)
Updated 11 January 2018

Kevin Durant becomes 44th NBA player to join 20,000-point club

Kevin Durant becomes 44th NBA player to join 20,000-point club

OAKLAND, California: Kevin Durant became the 44th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points Wednesday night.
Durant reached the milestone on a pull-up jumper from the left wing at the 1:41 mark of second quarter. The Warriors announced his accomplishment on the main scoreboard and Durant received a standing ovation, shaking his head in acknowledgment while still very much in game mode.
The NBA Finals MVP returned from a three-game absence with a strained right calf and scored 25 points in the first half against the Clippers — KD’s biggest half of the season. He came in needing exactly 25 points for 20,000.
Durant, who had a four-point play during the second quarter on the way to 14 points in the period, is at 29 the second-youngest player behind LeBron James and the first to reach the 20,000 mark as a member of the Warriors.