13 Active Players in Top 100 of Career NBA Playoffs Scoring
Steph Curry's field goal with one minute remaining in last months' play-in game extended the Golden State Warriors' lead to five points and pushed the two-time scoring champion past Dan Issel to 29th on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list.
Ninety minutes later, en route to 37 points in the loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Curry passed Clyde Drexler to 28th. And had the Warriors advanced to the first round, Curry would've likely jumped three more players – Reggie Miller, James Worthy, and Manu Ginobili – to 25th.
Now, Curry will enter his 14th NBA season only 32 points shy of 3,000 career playoff points and, depending on Kawhi Leonard's availability for the remainder of the Los Angeles Clippers' playoff run, will rank fourth or fifth among active players.
Curry and Leonard are two of 13 active players in the top 100 for career playoff points. How many of the other 11 can you name?
Only two of the 13 didn't appear in a playoff game this season.
One of the 13 has been traded since the end of the 2020-21 regular season.
Damian Lillard isn't in the top 100, though one teammate is.
Only two of the 13 rank in the top 20.
How many do you have?
Here's the full list (as of June 24, 2021):
1. LeBron James: 7,631 points
10. Kevin Durant: 4,454 points
21. James Harden: 3,191 points
28. Steph Curry: 2,968 points
33. Kawhi Leonard: 2,865 points
38. Russell Westbrook: 2,727 points
44. Chris Paul: 2,439 points
47. Klay Thompson: 2,372
54. Paul George: 2,187 points
74. Carmelo Anthony: 1,914 points
77. Dwight Howard: 1,909 points
96. Al Horford: 1,681 points
99. Rajon Rondo: 1,669 points
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