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Kevin Garnett reaches 25,000 points in the NBA
Posted By Mike Petraglia On February 7, 2013 @ 8:59 pm In General | 2 Comments
With a patented turnaround jumper over Earl Clark with 8:08 left in the second quarter of the Celtics ‘ game against the Lakers, Kevin Garnett  became the 16th player in NBA history to reach 25,000 points. Garnett becomes the only player in NBA history with 25,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 5,000 assists, 1,500 blocks, and 1,500 steals.
During a timeout several minutes later, the Celtics honored him with a tribute on the TD Garden video board. The crowd gave him a standing ovation and Paul Pierce  led the cheers in the Celtics huddle. As the Celtics came out of the timeout, Garnett tipped his hand to the crowd in appreciation.
Garnett scored a season-high 27 on Wednesday night in Toronto, making it a near-certainty KG would reach the mark on national TV against the Lakers, needing just six points to reach the 25,000-point plateau.
It’s the second time in three seasons a Celtics player has achieved an NBA milestone against the Lakers. In Feb. 2011, Ray Allen  became the NBA’s all-time leading 3-point shooter, passing Reggie Miller  in a Thursday game against the Lakers.
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