Chris Paul climbs to 6th in NBA all-time assist list


February 22 ------ Chris Paul climbed the NBA’s all-time assist leader board, surpassing the legendary Oscar Robertson for sixth place. The 10-time All-Star has now racked up 9,891 total assists–one more than Robertson’s mark–after Phoenix’s 128-97 win over Memphis Sunday (Manila time) at FedExForum. Paul achieved the feat when he dished out to an open Mikal Bridges for a three-pointer from the left wing midway through the second quarter. His milestone came on the heels of his 19-assist performance in a 132-114 win over New Orleans for his highest single-game assist total in four seasons.


The 35-year-old point guard is the leading assist man among active players with close friend LeBron James at second with 9,592. Paul is averaging 8.6 assists per game for the Suns, a mark that’s also the highest in four seasons, and his career average of 9.4 dimes ranks fourth in NBA history behind Magic Johnson (11.2), John Stockton (10.5), and Robertson (9.5).


Source: sports.inquirer.net