Miller 13th player to score 25,000 points

Updated: March 24, 2005, 12:41 AM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana's Reggie Miller became the 13th player in NBA history to score 25,000 points Wednesday night in the Pacers 100-93 victory over San Antonio.

Reggie Miller
Shooting Guard
Indiana Pacers
Profile
2004-2005 SEASON STATISTICS
GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT%
50 13.7 2.2 2.1 .442 .922

Miller, who is retiring after the season, entered the game against San Antonio needing eight points to join the exclusive club. It didn't take him long.

He scored six points in the first 5:13, then reached the milestone, appropriately, by making two free throws with 2:08 left in the first quarter. When the achievement was announced, fans began chanting "Reg-gie, Reg-gie."

Miller, 39, finished with a game-high 21 points and now has 25,013 for his career. Jerry West is 12th on the all-time scoring list with 25,192.

In 18 seasons with Indiana, Miller is the NBA's all-time leader in 3-pointers (2,533) and is one of six players to log more than 47,000 minutes. He and Utah's John Stockton are the only players to record 47,000 minutes with one team.


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