Chris Paul climbs to 6th in NBA all-time assist list | Inquirer Sports

Chris Paul climbs to 6th in NBA all-time assist list

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 03:39 PM February 21, 2021

Chris Paul Phoenix Suns

FILE – Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half of the NBA game at Phoenix Suns Arena on February 10, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Christian Petersen / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — Chris Paul climbed the NBA’s all-time assist leader board, surpassing the legendary Oscar Robertson for sixth place.

The 10-time All-Star has now racked up 9,891 total assists–one more than Robertson’s mark–after Phoenix’s 128-97 win over Memphis Sunday (Manila time) at FedExForum.

Paul achieved the feat when he dished out to an open Mikal Bridges for a three-pointer from the left wing midway through the second quarter.

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His milestone came on the heels of his 19-assist performance in a 132-114 win over New Orleans for his highest single-game assist total in four seasons.

The 35-year-old point guard is the leading assist man among active players with close friend LeBron James at second with 9,592.

Paul is averaging 8.6 assists per game for the Suns, a mark that’s also the highest in four seasons, and his career average of 9.4 dimes ranks fourth in NBA history behind Magic Johnson (11.2), John Stockton (10.5), and Robertson (9.5).

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