Kevin Durant Surpasses Elvin Hayes for 11th on NBA All-Time Scoring List

– Kevin Durant passed Elvin Hayes to become the 11th-leading scorer in NBA history
– Durant now needs 79 points to pass Moses Malone for 10th on the league’s all-time scoring list
– Durant is averaging 31.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.1 blocks per game

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Kevin Durant of the Phoenix Suns made history on Tuesday night, passing Elvin Hayes to become the 11th-leading scorer in NBA history. This remarkable achievement occurred during a 120-107 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Durant, at 35 years old, achieved this feat in just 1,000 career games through 16 seasons. He made the record in the first quarter, shooting 6-of-6, including a 3-pointer and a free throw.

In his 1,000th career game, Durant produced a stellar performance with 31 points, four rebounds, nine assists, and one block in 38 minutes of action. He praised the milestone, saying, “Being amongst the all-time greats, the guys who set the standard and made the NBA what it is today is an honor. It’s pretty cool and I just gotta keep going.” Suns coach Frank Vogel also commended Durant, calling him “one of the best ever to do it.”

In addition to his recent scoring milestone, Durant holds the second rank in points (439) and leads the league in field goals (154) this season. Overall, he is averaging 31.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 37.1 minutes per game. Moreover, his shooting percentages are outstanding, with 53.5% from the floor, 50.8% from 3-point range, and 87.6% at the foul line. However, despite the Suns’ successful season, NBA sportsbooks have respective fourth and eighth odds for winning the championships and the in-season tournament’s NBA Cup.

James Shotwell
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