Sport Kevin Durant becomes second-youngest player to reach 20,000 career points

07:35  11 january  2018
07:35  11 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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the second youngest player in NBA history to reach 20 , 000 career points by scoring his 25th point in the first half against the Clippers tonight. How many years head start did LBJ have on Durant ? 1 reply 0 retweets 0 likes. Embed Tweet. Replying to @MarcJSpearsESPN. Who is the youngest ?

Kevin Durant becomes 2 nd youngest player to score 15, 000 points . At 26 years and 78 days, Durant is the fourth-quickest and second - youngest player in league history, after LeBron James, to reach the mark.

Warriors forward Kevin Durant on Wednesday became the second-youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points.

a group of football players posing for a picture: Kevin Durant © Getty Images Kevin Durant

Durant reached the milestone by scoring 25 points in the first half against the Clippers in Oakland, Calif. His 24th and 25th points came just before halftime, as he crossed up Montrezl Harrell for the step-back jumper.

Durant is also the fifth player to reach 20,000 points before turning 30. He joins LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan in that group. Only James reached 20,000 points at a younger age.

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- Warriors forward Kevin Durant returns to action Wednesday against the LA Clippers needing just 25 points to reach 20 , 000 for his career . He will become the second - youngest player in NBA history, behind LeBron James, to reach that milestone

Kevin Durant , who enters Wednesday's game against the Clippers just 25 points shy of the 20 , 000 - point mark, is on the cusp of becoming the second - youngest player in NBA history to Kevin Durant is on the cusp of becoming the eighth active player to reach 20 , 000 career points .

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"Man, that's some great company, and there's so many names I never thought I'd be in the same conversation with," Durant told ESPN before Wednesday's game. "But to know — to have it in numbers, in black and white — to know that you belong in that group is pretty special to me."

The Warriors led 62-58 at halftime.

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