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Today’s Sports Stat: March 12, 2018

New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis celebrated his 25th birthday yesterday by collecting his first triple-double in the NBA. He had 25 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 blocks in his team’s loss to Utah.

In the games leading up to his 25th birthday, Davis accumulated 9,125 points and 4,044 career rebounds. His 9,125 career points before his 25th birthday are the seventh most in NBA history. LeBron James tops this category with 13,927 career points.

Following are the Top 10 players in most career points before the age of 25.

LeBron James, 13,927
Kevin Durant, 12,258
Carmelo Anthony, 10,768
Kobe Bryant, 10,658
Tracy McGrady, 10,420
Shaquille O’Neal, 9,208
Anthony Davis, 9,125
Bob McAdoo, 8,960
Dwight Howard, 8,936
Gilbert Arenas, 8,445

Davis also became only the fourth player in NBA history to reach 8,000 career points and 4,000 career rebounds before the age of 25. The others: Shaquille O’Neal, Dwight Howard and Kevin Garnett.

Davis and Garnett are the only two players in NBA history to have 8,000 points, 4,000 rebounds, 700 assists, 500 steals and 500 blocked shots before their 25th birthday.


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Today’s Sports Stat: February 26, 2018

LeBron James had a pair of three-pointers in his team’s loss to San Antonio on Sunday. Those two treys give him 101 for the season, the 10th season in his career that he had 100 or more three-pointers. By reaching that milestone, he became the 14th player in NBA history with 10 or more seasons with 100 or more three-pointers made.

James is one of 60 players this season that have 100 or more three-pointers. Leading the way is Houston’s James Harden with 215.

Ray Allen tops the list of most seasons with 100 or more three-pointers with 17.

Following are the 14 players who have 10 or more seasons with 100 or more threes made in a season.

17: Ray Allen

15: Reggie Miller, Paul Pierce

14: Jason Terry

13: Jamal Crawford, Kyle Korver

12: Joe Johnson

11: Chauncey Billups, Vince Carter, Jason Kidd

10: LeBron James, J.R. Smith, Peja Stojakovic, Nick Van Exel


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Today’s Sports Stat: January 25, 2018

LeBron James earlier this week became the seventh NBA player to amass 30,000 points in a career (he is the eighth player if you add Julius Erving’s ABA point total to his NBA numbers).

James and Dirk Nowitzki are both members of the 30,000-point club and are still active. There are ten active players (in addition to James and Nowitzki) who have 18,000 or more career points. Whether or not any of these will join James and Nowitzki is up for debate, but here is a look at those 10 players (their age in years and days in noted after their career points totals).

Carmelo Anthony, 24,970 (33 years-240 days)
Vince Carter, 24,687 (40-363)
Dwyane Wade, 21,782 (36-007)
Pau Gasol, 20,491 (37-202)
Joe Johnson, 20,221 (36-209)
Kevin Durant, 20,157 (29-117)
Jason Terry, 18,735 (40-131)
Tony Parker, 18,716 (35-252)
Jamal Crawford, 18,529 (37-310)
Zach Randolph, 18,299 (36-192)

If I was a betting man, Durant is more than likely to reach 30,000 in his career… Anthony has an outside chance… other than those two, I don’t see another of the other 10 players listed above reaching the 30,000-point mark in their careers.


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Today’s Sports Stat: January 6, 2018

Earlier this week (Monday, January 1, to be exact), Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan scored 52 points in his team’s win over the Milwaukee Bucks. DeRozan became the first opposing player to score 50 or more points against the Bucks since LeBron James tallied 55 in a February 20, 2009 game against the Bucks.

This was the 12th game in Bucks’ history that an opposing player scored 50 against Milwaukee. It has been done by 10 different players; both LeBron James and Michael Jordan scored 50 or more in a game twice against the Bucks. Utah’s Karl Malone holds the record for most points scored against the Bucks with 61. He scored 61 in 33 minutes in a game in 1990.

Here is a look at the 12 times in which an opponent scored 50 or more points against the Bucks in a contest.

61-Karl Malone, 1990
55-LeBron James, 2009
55-Jermaine O’Neal, 2005
54-Michael Adams, 1991
54-Allen Iverson, 2004
53-Dale Ellis, 1989
52-DeMar DeRozan, 2018
52-LeBron James, 2005
50-George Gervin, 1982
50-Allen Houston, 2003
50-Michael Jordan, 1987
50-Michael Jordan, 1989

The Bucks lost nine of the 12 games where an opponent scored 50-plus… seven of the games were played on the road, five in Milwaukee… the most points scored by an opponent in Milwaukee is 55 by LeBron James in 2009… the oldest opponent to tally 50 or more against the Bucks was Allen Houston at age 31 and 330 days.

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Today’s Sports Stat: January 4, 2018

Boston Celtics 19-year-old rookie Jason Tatum had 15 points in the Celtics win over Cleveland on January 3. Tatum has now scored 579 points in his rookie season, placing him fourth on the list of most points this season by rookies. He is behind Donovan Mitchell (Utah), who ranks first, Kyle Kuzma (L.A. Lakers) and Ben Simmons (Philadelphia).

Tatum’s 579 points, however, ranks 34th on the all-time list of most points scored by teenagers in the NBA. LeBron James is one of six players who tallied over 1,000 points as a teenager in the league; he had 2,362 career points before he turned 20.

Here are the six teenagers who scored 1,000 or more points in the NBA.

LeBron James, 2,362
Kobe Bryant, 1,759
Carmelo Anthony, 1,725
Kevin Durant, 1,624
Dwight Howard, 1,243
Devin Booker, 1,087

Tatum has an outside chance of joining the above six players with 1,000 points scored as a teenager. He turns 20 on March 3, 2018. The Celtics have 22 games until he turns 20; he needs to score 421 points in those games, an average of 19.1 per game.


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