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Kevin Durant passes Shaquille O’Neal for No. 8 in all-time scoring record

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Gerald Bourguet: Kevin Durant (28,598 factors) has formally handed Shaquille O’Neal (28,596) for eighth on the NBA’s all-time scoring record. He’s now rather less than 3,000 away from passing Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) for seventh
Supply: Twitter @GeraldBourguet

What’s the excitement on Twitter?

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“We’re fortunate to have him.”
“I’m completely happy for you.”
“Massive time.”
“Each 5 video games, it looks as if he’s passing one other legend, one other Corridor of Famer.”
Kevin Durant passes Shaq, now eighth on #NBA all-time scoring record (w/video of basket to go O’Neal) #Suns AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Simply grateful to be within the class with a number of the best. Everyone knows what Shaq meant to the sport of basketball. To be up there with him is a significant, main honor.”
Kevin Durant on passing Shaquille O’Neal for eighth on #NBA all-time scoring record.
Has 28,610 to O’Neal’s 28,596 AM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
“The story that he has, his profession that he’s been by has impressed basketball gamers all over the world.”
Kevin Durant mentioned he’s recognized Isaiah Thomas since he was 17 years outdated, and he’s been the identical employee since then. KD believes that work ethic will rub off on the Suns: AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
With classic jumper, Kevin Durant passes Shaquille O’Neal for eighth on NBA All-Time scoring record…1:16 AM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Frank Vogel on the Suns’ 23 turnovers tonight: “Fairly frankly, they foul….we will take a look at our passing, which might be higher, however they’re hacking us throughout the arm all night time, and the liberty of motion guidelines which are in place don’t apply to Kevin Durant, apparently.” AM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Kevin Durant on passing Shaquille O’Neal for eighth on the NBA’s all-time scoring record: “I’m simply grateful to be in a class with a number of the greats. I do know what Shaq meant to the sport of basketball, so to be up there with him is a significant honor” – 12:38 AM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Grayson Allen on Kevin Durant passing Shaquille O’Neal for eighth on the NBA’s all-time scoring record: “Each 5 video games it seems like he’s passing one other legend.” – 12:37 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Final 2 3s 76ers have gotten with no hand in face.
Durant 3 reply.
Oubre two-handed mash reply.
Allen 3 reply. #Suns up 108-93 with 3:33 left in recreation.
Allen ties season excessive for factors with 32, ties profession excessive for 3s made with 9. #76ers12:07 AM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Finish of 3Q: PHX 90, PHI 66
Allen: 23 Pts, 6-10 3P
Booker: 18 Pts, 9 Ast, 8 Reb, 7-14 FG
Durant: 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 7-13 FG
O’Neale: 13 Pts, 5-7 FG
Oubre: 13 Pts, 5-12 FG – 11:44 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Kevin Durant passes Shaquille O’Neal, now eighth on NBA all-time scoring record #Suns #76ers activities/n… by way of @azcentral – 11:44 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Kevin Durant’s basket with 10:22 left in third quarter to go Shaquille O’Neal for eighth on #NBA all-time scoring record.
Has 28,603 factors. Wanted 9 to go O’Neal.
Durant 15 for the sport.
O’Neal 28,956 profession factors.
seventh: Wilt Chamberlain 31,419. #Suns 88-66 late in third. PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Kevin Durant has now handed
on the all-time scoring record this season. PM

Kevin Durant retains transferring on up 📈 PM

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Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
In the course of the timeout, the Suns performed a video from Shaq himself on the jumbotron congratulating KD for passing him on the NBA’s all-time record – 11:25 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Durant eighth all-time #NBA scoring record. Passes Shaquille O’Neal early in 2nd half of #Suns#76ers recreation. – 11:23 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Kevin Durant (28,598 factors) has formally handed Shaquille O’Neal (28,596) for eighth on the NBA’s all-time scoring record.
He’s now rather less than 3,000 away from passing Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) for seventh – 11:23 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns 60 #76ers 47 Half.
PHX: Allen 13, Booker, O’Neale 10.
PHI: Payne 12, Oubre J. 10.
Booker third PF 2.1 seconds in half. On verge of triple-double with 8 assists, 7 rebounds.
Maxey 4 pts (2-of-10 FGs). Durant 8 (1 shy of passing Shaq for eighth on #NBA all-time scoring record). PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Halftime: PHX 60, PHI 47
Allen: 13 Pts, 4-7 3P
Booker: 10 Pts, 8 Ast, 7 Reb, 3-8 FG
Durant: 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 4-9 FG
O’Neale: 10 Pts, 4-6 FG
Payne: 12 Pts, 5-8 FG
Suns commit 13 TOs however have 13 O-boards and 10 made 3s – 11:04 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Appeared like Kevin Durant banged knees with somebody on that final turnover. He walked it off afterward and can keep within the recreation after the timeout – 10:47 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Durant wanted 9 factors to go Shaquille O’Neal forth eighth on #NBA all-time scoring record.
Has 6. So he’s a 3 away from passing O’Neal. – 10:41 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Finish of 1Q: PHI 23, PHX 21
O’Neale: 7 Pts, 3-5 FG
Booker: 4 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2-6 FG
Durant: 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 2-4 FG
Oubre: 7 Pts, 3-5 FG
Suns shot 31% however snagged 12 offensive rebounds – 10:35 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
So the rotation seems to be like Gordon, O’Neale and Eubanks test in in the course of the 1st with Booker enjoying the entire first, Beal first out after which again in later within the first and Durant sitting late within the first.
Then Bol will test in to start out the 2nd I imagine.
Ideas? #Suns10:30 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Durant with the contested two.
For a group with three dynamic scorers, they take extra robust photographs than they need to.
#Suns down 11-8 after Booker basket. – 10:19 PM
John Gonzalez @JohnGonzalez
Wednesday’s Past the Arc w/ @sportsreiter
-are Luka’s triple doubles getting the Mavs anyplace?
-Draymond sounds off on Kyrie & KD
-NBA expands playing 🎲
-Inventory Up/Inventory down 📈📉
🎧Pay attention/subscribe: PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most video games with 2+ threes and a couple of+ blocks in a season:
30 — Victor Wembanyama
30 — Brook Lopez
28 — Kevin Durant
28 — Rasheed Wallace
Wemby solely wants another to interrupt the all-time report. PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Isaiah Thomas and Kevin Durant had been on the Suns facility earlier than shootaround getting additional work in.
Two legendary staff already at it as teammates.
Thomas: “It’s daily!” – 2:18 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I used to be with Boston when he acquired 70.”
Isaiah Thomas when requested about enjoying with Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal.
Booker scored his profession excessive 70 factors in opposition to the Celtics. #Suns PM

John Gonzalez @JohnGonzalez
Wednesday’s Past the Arc reside on YouTube at 2 pm ET/11 am PT w/ @sportsreiter
One other Luka triple double (in an unpleasant recreation), Draymond’s feedback about KD & Kyrie, & the NBA expands its playing footprint. Plus, Inventory Up/Inventory Down
Be part of us right here:…1:50 PM
Invoice Reiter @sportsreiter
Holding it down with @JohnGonzalez on Past The Arc right this moment reside at 2p ET. You’ll be able to watch reside on @YouTube or obtain wherever you get your pods later. Luka doubters, Dray vs KD and Suns late-game woes, Replenish/Inventory Down, NBA’s massive playing transfer, extra.…1:46 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Gamers with 25/5/5 on 40+ 3P% this season:
— Kyrie
— KD
— LeBron
The primary season in NBA historical past with 3+ gamers averaging these numbers. PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
From Tuesday:
UPDATED: eighth in West, Phoenix Suns preventing to keep away from play-in match (w/movies)
‘Each night time isn’t going to be my quantity’: Kevin Durant 4 whole factors in 4th quarter of final three video games (w/movies) #Suns AM
Invoice Reiter @sportsreiter
The radio present is reside on @CBSSportsRadio from 10-noon ET: Durant’s final stand, Draymond’s critique, the invisible Opening Day, Clemson sues, @basketballtalk, Purchase/Promote w/@PrettyDaddyCBS, shock NBA contenders, extra.
@Audacy app
@SIRIUSXM 158 – 9:57 AM

Extra on this storyline

Ball Don’t Lie: “If anyone was gonna go me, it was undoubtedly gonna be you. Durantula.” Shaq offers KD his props on passing him on the NBA all-time scoring record 👏 (by way of @Suns) -via Twitter @Balldontlie / March 21, 2024
Gerald Bourguet: Closing: PHX 115, PHI 102 Allen: 32 Pts, 5 Ast, 9-15 3P Durant: 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 10-18 FG Booker: 18 Pts, 11 Ast, 9 Reb, 7-15 FG Oubre: 18-4-4, 7-20 FG E-book finishes 1 rebound shy of his 1st regular-season triple-double, whereas Allen ties the Suns franchise report (once more) for made 3s -via Twitter @GeraldBourguet / March 21, 2024

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