Sport Durant celebrates milestone night, but Warriors are beaten

08:55  11 january  2018
08:55  11 january  2018 Source:   Press Association

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

  Kevin Durant becomes second-youngest player to reach 20,000 career points Kevin Durant also joined LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan as the only players in NBA history to score 20,000 points before age 30.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.

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Kevin Durant became the second youngest player to hit 20,000 career points as he scored 40 as the Golden State Warriors lost to the LA Clippers 125-106.

Durant was relatively calm after hitting a two-point jumpshot to pass the milestone in the first half at 29 years and 103 days, behind LeBron James who reached the same feat in 28 years and 17 days.

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson both missed out for the Warriors, who lost their first game in six.

Elsewhere, the Chicago Bulls needed double overtime to overcome the New York Knicks 122-119, with rookie Lauri Markkanen scoring 33 points.

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

  Kevin Durant becomes second-youngest to reach 20,000 points With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson out of the lineup Wednesday, Durant was left to lead the scoring.With Stephen Curry (ankle) and Klay Thompson (rest) out of the lineup, Durant was forced to lead the offensive attack, scoring 25 points in the first half.

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The sides finished regulation at 105-105, and were 112-112 after five extra minutes. But two free throws for the Finn and a pair of dunks from Robin Lopez saw the Bulls pull ahead for the win.

The Dallas Mavericks beat the Charlotte Hornets 115-111, while the Miami Heat saw off the Indiana Pacers 114-106, despite Victor Oladipo scoring 26 [pomts.

John Wall had 35 points and 11 assists,  but the Washington Wizards lost to the Utah Jazz 107-104, while Andre Drummond hit 22 points and 20 assists as the Detroit Pistons outclassed the Brooklyn Nets 114-80.

Chris Paul had a big night - with 37 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists - as the Houston Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 121-112, the Memphis Grizzlies edged past the New Orleans Pelicans 105-102 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 110-103.

Russell Westbrook had 38 points and 10 rebounds, but his Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-88, while the Atlanta Hawks beat the Denver Nuggetts 110-97.

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