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Portland Trail Blazers' Carmelo Anthony passes Kevin Garnett for 17th on the NBA's all-time scoring list

Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony continues to climb the NBA's all-time scoring list, overtaking Kevin Garnett for 17th all-time

Early in the second quarter against his former team the Houston Rockets, Anthony scored at the rim off the CJ McCollum inbound to bring up his sixth point of the first half and 26,073rd of his career.

The 35-year-old entered today's game, needing just six points to pass Garnett and could climb as high as 13th by the end of the regular season.

NBA's All-Time Leading Scorers

# Player Career points
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387
2. Karl Malone 36,928
3. Kobe Bryant 33,643
4. LeBron James 33,532
5. Michael Jordan 32,292
6. Dirk Nowitzki 31,560
7. Wilt Chamberlain 31,419
8. Shaquille O'Neal 28,596
9. Moses Malone 27,409
10. Elvin Hayes 27,313
11. Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946
12. Oscar Robertson 26,710
13. Dominique Wilkins 26,668
14. Tim Duncan 26,496
15. Paul Pierce 26,397
16. John Havlicek 26,395
17. Carmelo Anthony 26,073*
18. Kevin Garnett 26,071

Through 33 games this season for the Blazers, Anthony is averaging 15.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game, shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 37.0 percent from three.

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