Carmelo Anthony moves into 10th place on NBA scoring list


Anthony has passed Duncan, Wilkins and other greats this season

Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams (6) is defended by Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony (00) as he looks for an opening in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, May 3, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Carmelo Anthony of the Portland Trail Blazers moved into 10th place on the NBA’s career scoring list with 14 points against the Atlanta Hawks.

Anthony now has 27,318 points in his career, surpassing Elvin Hayes (27,313) to move into the Top 10. Next up for the 36-year-old Anthony: Moses Malone at 27,409 points In the past two seasons, Anthony has passed nine players on the career scoring list. He knocked off Alex English, Kevin Garnett, John Havlicek and Paul Pierce last season.

This season, he’s taken down Tim Duncan, Dominique Wilkins, Oscar Robertson, Hakeem Olajuwon and now Hayes.

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