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Kevin Durant surpasses Moses Malone on all-time NBA scoring list

Kevin Durant surpasses Moses Malone on all-time NBA scoring list

Kevin Durant surpasses Moses Malone on all-time NBA scoring list

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  • Kevin Durant took 10th place in the NBA scoring record.
  • The New York Knicks defeated the Toronto Raptors.
  • Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 16 assists for the Nuggets.
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Moving past Moses Malone to take 10th place on the NBA all-time scoring record was a significant accomplishment for Kevin Durant.

With his 30 points in the game, the 35-year-old increased his career point total to 27,423 points. The Phoenix Suns lost against the Denver Nuggets 119-111 in spite of Durant’s individual success.

With 21 points and 16 assists, Nikola Jokic was a key player for Denver, and all five starters scored at least 15 points. In other NBA play, the Orlando Magic defeated the Washington Wizards 130-125 to claim a franchise-record ninth straight victory. With 31 points, German forward Franz Wagner took the lead, followed by Paolo Banchero’s 28 points.

Desmond Bane scored 30 points as the Dallas Mavericks, without Luka Doncic because of his daughter’s birth, lost 108-94 at home to the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 125-119 without Joel Embiid, the current NBA Most Valuable Player. In the third quarter, Jayson Tatum was sent out for a second technical foul.

In other Friday night action, the New York Knicks defeated the Toronto Raptors 119-106, while the San Antonio Spurs suffered their 14th straight loss, falling short against the New Orleans Pelicans 121-106. Victor Wembanyama, the top overall pick of the Spurs, missed his first game of the season because of a sore right hip.

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