Kevin Durant reaches 24,000 career points, closes in on top 25 all-time
Kevin Durant's list of accomplishments continues to lengthen, with even more coming up.
Kevin Durant’s elite scoring ability saw him hit another milestone, with another waiting not far on the horizon.
The Nets superstar and recent NBA 75th Anniversary Team honoree scored his 24,000th career point on Monday night against the Washington Wizards. Durant becomes just the 26th player in league history to reach that mark. Of the 25 other players on that list, only three of them are currently active: Durant, LeBron James (No. 3 with 35,445 points) and Carmelo Anthony (No. 9; 27,423).
A series of jumps on the NBA’s all-time scoring list are next. Durant trails Hall-of-Fame guard Allen Iverson by 362 points for 25th place, with Ray Allen (No. 24, leads by 499 points) and Patrick Ewing (No. 23, leads by 809 points) not far behind.
Over the last five seasons, Durant has scored roughly 1,670 total points per season. Should he match that mark this season, he would have about 25,550 points in his career — a mark that would push him past Reggie Miller (25,279) for No. 21 all-time and put him within range of Alex English (25,613) for the No. 20 spot.
A four-time scoring champion, Durant has 124 total points through this season’s first four games. Last season’s playoff run marked his highest single postseason scoring average (34.3 ppg) in his career.