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Did you realize that you were among active players the guy who had played in the most regular-season games without a playoff appearance? Yes, I was aware of that. I try not to think about it, try to forget about it, but I knew it existed. Yeah, it was frustrating, for sure, every year preparing and having faith. Then that year’s going to be over and same result, same result, same result, year after another. Ten years, you know? It took me 10 years to finally get there. How sweet is it to finally break that drought? It feels good. It feels good. The stormy days are past me. I’m glad the drought is over. It’s going to be behind me, and hopefully I can play for another 10 years and make the playoffs in those 10 years. [Laughs.] ESPN.com

April 14, 2015 Updates

Another player who was even more dazzling was the late “Pistol” Pete Maravich. He played in a different era, toiling 10 years from 1970-80. During that time he averaged 24.2 points while compiling 15,948 career points. Heading into Monday’s game against the Denver Nuggets, Crawford needed just five points to tie Maravich, six to pass him. That would only put Crawford into 110th on the all-time list. But to him, it’s still a “cool” thing because of who Maravich was to basketball. “Yeah, that’s crazy,” Crawford said. “That’s unbelievable. That is a name. That’s a name I used to hear about a long time ago. Obviously, the way he was ahead of his time dribbling the ball, passing the ball, the way he played the game was a style all his own.” Los Angeles Daily News

April 13, 2015 Updates
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A sad yet semi-fantastic quarter of basketball happened Saturday between the New York Knicks and the Orlando Magic: the Knicks scored eight points in the game’s second quarter, and the Magic scored seven. Yes. Fifteen points, between two professional basketball teams, in 15 minutes. For The Win

April 10, 2015 Updates
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In the third quarter Tuesday, in the midst of his fifth career season averaging a double-double with at least 18 points per game, Paul surpassed the 13,000 career point mark. By doing so, he became one of only four players in NBA history with at least 13,000 points and 6,500 assists in fewer than 700 career games. The only other players to achieve that feat? Oscar Robertson, Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson. “Jamal Crawford said it the other day, and I always try to make an imprint, a lasting imprint, things like that,” Paul said after the win against the Lakers. “That’s definitely a huge honor to even be mentioned among those guys.” NBA.com

April 7, 2015 Updates
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Gasol had 26 points and 10 rebounds for his 50th double-double of the season, helping the Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 88-82 on Friday night. Gasol became the first Bulls player to reach 50 double-doubles since Charles Oakley had 53 during the 1986-87 season. Gasol secured the feat — and the win — with 5.7 seconds to play when he had a tip-dunk of Taj Gibson's miss and got fouled by Andre Drummond. Gasol hit the free throw, giving Chicago a four-point lead and finishing an important win for the Bulls. That followed a sequence when Drummond blocked Gasol's shot before beating the Bulls' big man for a layup to cut Chicago's lead to 83-82. "Just trying to make up for two bad plays," Gasol said. USA Today Sports

John Wall’s 18th assist Friday night in the Washington Wizards’ 106-93 win over the New York Knicks came with 46.7 seconds to spare in the third quarter. He did not realize he had set a career high, a significant achievement for one of the NBA’s elite passers, but there was another milestone on his mind. “Everybody on the team was just trying to tell me to get 20,” Wall said. “That’s one of my goals, trying to get 20. I keep falling short.” Washington Post

April 3, 2015 Updates

Cavaliers forward LeBron James moved into the top 20 on the NBA's all-time scoring list Thursday night against the Miami Heat. A first-quarter hook shot by James, 30, gave him 24,816 career points, passing longtime New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing. "It's an honor," James said. "When I was growing up, you see these guys playing and you just hope that one day you can [too]. I always had dreams about being able to play in the NBA, and seeing what Pat and those guys were doing in the '90s with that New York Knick team facing the Pacers or facing the Bulls, or whoever they were going against, they were very tough-minded, and he was the cornerstone of the whole thing." ESPN.com

April 2, 2015 Updates

James scored with 7:23 left in the first quarter against the Miami Heat on a six-foot jump hook as he backed down former Cavalier Luol Deng in the low post area. On the basket, James surpassed Patrick Ewing for the 20th spot in NBA history. FoxSports.com

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