Chris Paul adds another milestone to his illustrious resume, climbing to third on the NBA's all-time assists list.
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The 36-year-old needed just seven assists to pass Mark Jackson and tie Steve Nash, picking up his seventh dime in the first quarter of today's game against the New Orleans Pelicans with this drop-off to Devin Booker.
With this dime, Chris Paul passes Mark Jackson for 4th and ties Steve Nash for 3rd on the all-time assists list!- NBA (@NBA) November 3, 2021
His next assist on TNT would move Paul into sole possession of 3rd on the all-time list. pic.twitter.com/oof8ZqFcyT
He had to wait till the end of the second quarter for his eighth assist of the game to pass Nash for sole posession of third place with this assist to Jae Crowder for three.
Chris Paul passes Steve Nash for No. 3 on the all-time assists list! #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/pMcdiM4BMm- NBA (@NBA) November 3, 2021
Paul was a his playmaking best, dishing out 18 assists to go with 14 points and seven rebounds in a 112-100 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
After passing Jackson and Nash, Paul is just 1,745 assists behind Jason Kidd for second all-time, while John Stockton is more than 3,000 assists ahead in first place.
Here's a look at the updated top 5 all-time assists
After being named to the NBA's 75 greatest players list at the beginning of the season, Paul has added multiple milestones to his resume, last month becoming the first player in NBA history with 20,000 points and 10,000 assists.
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