Phoenix Suns’ Kevin Durant Makes History, Enters Top Ten in NBA Scoring List, Passing Moses Malone

Kevin Durant (Credit: Twitter)

Durant moved into 10th place on the NBA’s career scoring list Friday night, passing Moses Malone in the second quarter of the Suns’ 119-111 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

Kevin Durant sometimes spends idle time surfing YouTube, checking out old clips of NBA greats.

The 35-year-old continues to earn his spot among them.

“It’s a long journey to be up there, mentioned with the greats,” Durant said. “It takes a lot of work, a lot of preparation, a lot of people helping me get to this point.”

Durant hit the mark by driving the baseline for two points with 50.3 seconds left before halftime. Durant needed 17 points to pass Malone coming into the game — the 1,003rd of his career.

Durant finished with 30 points, but shot 8 of 25 from the field — going 0 for 10 in the second half. He pushed his career total to 27,423. Malone had 27,409 in the NBA after starting his professional career with two seasons in the ABA.