NBA 2021/22: Phoenix Suns’ guard Chris Paul breaks another milestone, becomes the 1st NBA player with 20,000 points and 10,000 assists

NBA 2021/22: Phoenix Suns' guard Chris Paul breaks another milestone, becomes the 1st NBA player with 20,000 points and 10,000 assists
NBA 2021/22: Phoenix Suns' guard Chris Paul breaks another milestone, becomes the 1st NBA player with 20,000 points and 10,000 assists

Chris Paul Stats NBA 2021/22: Phoenix Suns’ guard Chris Paul breaks another milestone, becomes the 1st NBA player with 20,000 points and 10,000 assists- Chris Paul became the 1st player in the NBA history to reach 20,000 points and 10,000 assists during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The 11x All-Star reached the milestone on a free throw during the 2nd quarter.

Heading into the game, Paul was 49 points behind Antawn Jamison for the No. 46 spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and 49 assists behind Mark Jackson for the No. 4 spot on the NBA’s all-time assist list. He has reached those ridiculous numbers while playing for five franchises over 17 seasons.

NBA 2021/22: Phoenix Suns' guard Chris Paul breaks another milestone, becomes the 1st NBA player with 20,000 points and 10,000 assists
NBA 2021/22: Phoenix Suns’ guard Chris Paul breaks another milestone, becomes the 1st NBA player with 20,000 points and 10,000 assists

Suns vs Lakers: Chris Paul becomes 1st NBA player with 20,000 points and 10,000

The Los Angeles Lakers were handed their 2nd loss of the season by the team who knocked them out in the 1st round of the 2020/21 NBA Playoffs. The Phoenix Suns dominated the match and outscored the Lakers in every quarter except the 1st.

Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Mikal Bridges took up the scoring responsibility for the Suns as the 3 scored 66 points combined. The shaky start for the Lakers continued as teammates Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard got involved in a heated exchange of words and some shoving in the first half of the loss against the Suns.

Chris Paul Stats NBA 2021/22: Phoenix Suns’ guard Chris Paul breaks another milestone, becomes the 1st NBA player with 20,000 points and 10,000 assists- 

Chris Paul Stats: Breakdown of Chris Paul’s stats over the years-

Team Points Assists
New Orleans Hornets 7,936 4,228
Los Angeles Clippers 7,674 4,023
Houston Rockets 1,987 930
Oklahoma City Thunder 1,232 472
Phoenix Suns 1,164 632
Total 19,993 10,285

 

One of the greatest point guards in league history, Paul was named a member of the NBA’s 75th-anniversary team.

It means a lot,” Paul said on Friday. “I got a chance to go home yesterday with my family, my parents, my brother. Everybody sort of surprised me with, like, a Zoom toast with a lot of people who meant a lot [to me]. Especially to have my dad sitting right next to me meant a lot because my dad is the one who the ball in my hands, and I appreciate him for it.

I’m just glad and grateful to be a part of it.

Chris Paul Stats NBA 2021/22: Phoenix Suns’ guard Chris Paul breaks another milestone, becomes the 1st NBA player with 20,000 points and 10,000 assists