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Chris Paul hits milestone with 20K points, 10K assists

03:17 PM October 23, 2021
 DeAndre Jordan #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers jumps to defend against Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns during the first half of the game at Staples Center on October 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

DeAndre Jordan #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers jumps to defend against Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns during the first half of the game at Staples Center on October 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP 

It was a historic night for Chris Paul during the visiting Phoenix Suns’ 115-105 triumph over Los Angeles on Friday night.

In a game matching two teams that had lost at home in their season openers, Paul led the Phoenix bounce-back effort with 23 points and a game-high 14 assists.

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His most significant tally came on a free throw in the second quarter that not only produced the 20,000th point of his career but also made him the first in NBA history to achieve both that milestone and 10,000 assists.

Paul became the 47th player to reach 20,000 points. He ranks fifth all time in assists.

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