Wednesday December 17th, 2014

Thunder star Kevin Durant scored his 15,000th point during Tuesday's game against the Kings in Sacramento.

At 26 years and 78 days, Durant is the fourth-quickest and second-youngest player in league history, after LeBron James, to reach the mark. He did it on a short jump shot early in the first quarter that gave Oklahoma City a 9-0 lead.

A four-time scoring champion, Durant has averaged 27.3 points while shooting 48 percent from the field over seven-plus seasons.

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He missed 17 games to start this season with a foot injury but has averaged 20.9 points since his return. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound forward has logged 549 games since the Thunder selected him with the No. 2 pick in the 2007 draft.

The Thunder opened this season 3-12 but have won eight of their last nine games to move one game out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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