As expected, Kevin Durant achieved a career milestone against the Clippers on Wednesday night. With about two minutes remaining in the second quarter, KD sank a shot from the left wing to become the second-youngest player in NBA history to record 20,000 career points. The only player to ever reach the 20,000-point mark quicker than KD was LeBron James, who hit the mark back in 2013 while playing with the Heat.
KD finished the game against the Clippers with 40 points. But amazingly, the fact that KD scored his 20,000th point was not the big story surrounding the game once it was over, as an unlikely player ended up stealing the show from him.
While KD was busy celebrating his historic achievement, Clippers guard Lou Williams was busy scoring. Over and over and over again. Williams knocked down a career-best 8 three-pointers in the game. He went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line. He put up 27 points in the third quarter alone. And when everything was all said and done, Williams recorded a career-high 50 points to lead the Clippers to a 125-106 win over the Warriors, who played the game without Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
Williams punctuated his performance with a three-pointer at the end to give himself an even 50 points.