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April 10, 2015 Updates
April 8, 2015 Updates

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
April 4, 2015 Updates

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

April 1, 2015 Updates

In Tuesday’s 95-81 win at Miami, the 32-year-old Parker joined Tim Duncan as the second Spurs player to appear in 1,000 NBA games. The 14-year veteran is the third-youngest player in NBA history to achieve that milestone, following Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant. “He was here when he was 19,” said Duncan, the Spurs’ career leader in games played at 1,323. “That’s a lot of years, a lot of games, a lot of seasons. I’m blessed to have had him for so long.” Having won 719 of those 1,000 games, Parker’s 71.9-percent winning clip ranks second to teammate Manu Ginobili (.722) among active players. San Antonio Express-News

March 16, 2015 Updates
March 14, 2015 Updates

There's a simple explanation for Stotts' lack of familiarity with Blake's statistical output. It's never happened before. Ever. The Blazers veteran point guard recorded seven assists and no other statistics in a 118-99 win over Detroit. Blake finished with seven assists, no points, no rebounds, no steals, no blocks, no turnovers and didn't attempt a shot or a free throw in 15:25 off the bench. Oregonian

Since 1985, only Jose Calderon has approached a stat line similar to Blake's. Calderon had scoreless game in which he didn't attempt a shot, grab a rebound or come away with a steal or block with the Raptors in 2005. But even Calderon managed to turn the ball over twice in 17:29. Blake's night was historically strange, but he insists it wasn't by design. "If I'd gotten an open shot I would've taken it," Blake said. "But I always looking to pass first though." Oregonian

But Jordan drained a shot from behind the three-point line on Friday night against the Dallas Mavericks. With the shot clock running down in the first quarter, Jordan realized he had space, so he stepped into a three-pointer and nailed it. According to Dwain Price of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram, it was the first three-pointer of Jordan's career. Bleacher Report

He had just been told that the NBA took away two offensive rebounds from his 27-rebound performance in Wednesday night's 105-98 loss at Golden State. The word had just come down about an hour earlier, and he was told the NBA reviews stats after games. He looked to Pistons director of public relations Cletus Lewis, who explained that the NBA didn't give him credit for "two tips." Detroit Free Press

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