Kevin Durant becomes 2nd youngest player to score 15,000 points

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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