Russell Westbrook Surpasses Patrick Ewing in NBA All-Time Scoring List

Los Angeles Clippers guard Russell Westbrook has moved up to No. 25 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, surpassing NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing with a total of 24,821 points.
‣ Westbrook is currently trailing his teammate James Harden for the 24th spot and needs to overtake several other players to enter the top 20.
‣ Despite his scoring achievements, Westbrook is averaging career lows this season with 11.4 points, 4.7 assists, and 23.9 minutes per game.

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Russell Westbrook, the guard for Los Angeles Clippers, has made a significant leap in his career. He’s surpassed NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing on the league’s all-time scoring list. This happened during Monday’s 121-104 win against the Miami Heat, pushing Westbrook from No. 26 to No. 25.

Over his 16-year career, Westbrook has scored 24,821 points. Ewing, on the other hand, scored 24,815 points in his 17-year career. However, Westbrook still trails behind his Clippers teammate, James Harden, who holds 25,167 points and the 24th spot.

Westbrook has a long way to go to break into the top 20. He has to surpass Jerry West (25,192), Reggie Miller (25,279), Alex English (25,613), and Vince Carter (25,728). Last season alone, the two-time scoring champ notched 1,159 points.

According to NBA betting sites, the Clippers have the fourth-best odds to win this season’s championship. The Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, and Milwaukee Bucks are showing better odds.

A tweet from NBA Buzz reads: “Russell Westbrook is now No. 25 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list after passing Patrick Ewing with 24,821 career points. Westbrook also joins LeBron James and Oscar Robertson as the only three players in NBA history who are Top-25 in points and Top-10 in assists.”

In the victory over the Heat, Westbrook scored eight points, grabbed four rebounds, and made three assists and two steals in 18 minutes. His shooting was a bit off, though, with a 4-of-10 (40%) from the field and a missed 3-pointer.

Westbrook posted a season-high 24 points in the Clippers’ 130-125 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 1. He shot 9-of-21 (42.9%) from the floor and 3-of-5 (60%) beyond the arc.

This season, Westbrook’s performance has been a bit low. Through 32 games and 10 starts, he’s averaging career lows of 11.4 points, 4.7 assists, and 23.9 minutes per game. He’s shooting 46.8% from the field, 28.4% from downtown, and 63.5% at the foul line.

Westbrook signed a two-year, $7.86 million contract with the Clippers in July. There’s a possibility that he could surpass Jerry West and Reggie Miller in all-time scoring this season.

In the game against Miami, Harden scored 15 points. He commented, “It’s better when you try to figure it out winning than trying to figure out losing. That’s what was happening earlier. Every single game, we’re trying to find ways to win games. Then towards the end of the season we’ll understand what we’re really good at and what we’re not.”

Kawhi Leonard, who recently returned from an injury, also contributed 24 points. After missing four games due to a hip contusion, Leonard’s dunk in the fourth gave him 13,000 career points.

Leonard had six rebounds and five assists before sitting down for the game’s final 5:43. He scored 13 points in the first half, including 10 straight, helping the Clippers eliminate a 14-point deficit to lead 59-58 at halftime.

Harden praised Leonard, saying, “You seen the performance, both ends of the ball just elite. Shotmaking, defensively being active, creating opportunities in transition. We missed him.”

Unfortunately, Westbrook hasn’t had much impact on L.A.’s bench this season. He’s recorded six double-doubles this season, but he has yet to register a triple-double in a Clippers uniform. All four of his triple-doubles last season were earned with the Lakers.

Lastly, NBA sportsbooks show Westbrook with 13th-ranked odds to win NBA Sixth Man of the Year. Austin Reaves has the highest chance to win, followed by Tim Hardaway Jr. and Cole Anthony.

James Shotwell
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