Miller has 25,201, nine more than West. Miller passed West with a 3-pointer 40 seconds into the second half. The 18-year veteran is retiring at the end of the year, and players and coaches on both sides paid tribute to him before his last game at the Air Canada Centre.
"For the fans to come out with a lot of the signs and the jerseys, it's very appreciative on my end," Miller said. "It's time to go. This team and this organization, I just don't think it would be fair to these young players to go another year or two. They are ready to take this organization to the next level."
Miller cut short the interview before he could be asked about passing West.
But longtime teammate Dale Davis didn't let it go unnoticed.
"That's huge. He's had a great career. I hate to see him go, and I think a lot of other people hate to see him go," Davis said. "He's accomplished a lot. Passing Jerry West is huge. He's the all-time 3-point taker and maker, so he's done a lot in his career."
Davis said only one thing is missing.
"We didn't quite get there to a championship, but we played in the Finals," Davis said. "Hopefully we can end this thing with a bang for him. He definitely deserves it."
"We could have came in here with our heads down and lost this one, and this could have been a terrible week for us," Miller said. "Maybe this is a mark of a good team, that without its two best players, we come on the road and get a win like this."