Tim Duncan becomes fifth NBA player with 5,000 career postseason points

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Tim Duncan becomes 5th player to score 5,000 career playoff points
Thursday April 23rd, 2015

San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan became the fifth player in NBA history to score 5,000 career postseason points during Game 2 against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

Duncan entered the game with 4,999 points, trailing Michael Jordan (5,987), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762), Kobe Bryant (5,640) and Shaquille O'Neal (5,250). 

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Duncan scored 11 points and added 11 rebounds in Game 1 of the series, but the Clippers won 107–92.

In his 18th NBA season, Duncan averaged 13.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocks in 28.9 minutes per game.

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Duncan has played in the playoffs in all 18 seasons and entered Thursday averaging 21.3 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 blocks in 235 postseason games. The Spurs last missed the playoffs in 1996–1997, the season before they drafted Duncan first overall out of Wake Forest.

Mike Fiammetta
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