Kevin Durant becomes second-youngest player to join NBA's elite 20,000-point club
The 29-year-old Kevin Durant joins LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan, as the only players to hit the mark under 30 years old. James was 28 years and 17 days old when he reached 20,000 points. AP

OAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant became the 44th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time).

Durant reached the milestone on a pull-up jumper from the left wing at the 1:41 mark of second quarter. The Warriors announced his accomplishment on the main scoreboard and Durant received a standing ovation, shaking his head in acknowledgment while still very much in game mode.

The NBA Finals MVP returned from a three-game absence with a strained right calf and scored 25 points in the first half against the Clippers — KD's biggest half of the season. He came in needing exactly 25 points for 20,000.

Durant had a four-point play during the second quarter on the way to 14 points in the period.

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