With 6:43 remaining in the fourth quarter of Thursday's game at San Antonio, forward Kevin Durant made a fast break layup in traffic.
It put the reigning three-time scoring champion over 10,000 career points.
Durant became the second youngest player (24 years, 34 days old) in NBA history to reach the milestone. LeBron James was the youngest player to hit the 10,000-point plateau at 23 years, 59 days old.
Durant also became the 15th fastest player to reach the mark based on games played. Durant played his 381st game Thursday night.
Durant entered the game needing 22 points to hit the mark but finished with 23 points, giving him 10,001 points for his career.
“It feels good to make my mark on the league,” Durant said. “Of course I wouldn't have got there without my teammates and everybody around, coaches. It's pretty cool, but I would have rather came out with a win.”
MAYNOR EXPECTING MORE
With guard James Harden gone, Eric Maynor said he now anticipates shouldering more responsibility running the second unit.
“I'll be handling the ball a lot more, but other than that just go out and play the same,” Maynor said. “I don't think it's going to change that much. It'll be a little bit more responsibility, but other than that I just got to go out and play.”
Maynor added that his playmaking skills should help offset the loss of Harden's set-up skills, an aspect of Harden's game that many think the Thunder will miss most.
“Of course, that's how I play,” Maynor said when asked if his distributing skills will help. “Me and James were play-making for each other and the rest of the second unit. But I'm going to have to take more responsibility on that now.”
MEET AND GREET
Serge Ibaka and Perry Jones III will be at the grand opening of Dick's Sporting Goods in Moore, meeting and greeting fans on Saturday.
Beginning at 8 a.m., fans can pick up wristbands at the store. The first 150 fans with wristbands will be able to get their picture taken with Ibaka and Jones inside the store.
The two will appear at the store between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
The address is 760 SW 19 Street.
Daniel Orton was the lone inactive player for the Thunder against the Spurs. NBA teams can activate 13 players each game. … Ibaka and Spurs guard Stephen Jackson drew a double technical foul in the first half for jawing. Ibaka later was called for a flagrant foul for pushing Spurs forward Boris Diaw. … Rookies Jones and Jeremy Lamb did not play Thursday night. … Eric Maynor hit a 43-foot buzzer beater at the end of the third quarter that capped a 10-point, third-quarter comeback and tied the game at 66.