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Suns’ Chris Paul Passes Lakers Myth Magic Johnson for fifth on NBA Assists Checklist

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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End to a month ago, Chris Paul recorded his 10,000th profession wait on. On Monday, he went extra into NBA historical previous, getting into into fifth set on the league’s all-time assists list.

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Chris Paul passes Magic Johnson for fifth on the all-time assists list with this pinpoint dime! https://t.co/WXykknOazY

The Phoenix Suns important individual recorded No. 10,142, passing Magic Johnson on the leaderboard. Subsequent up is Trace Jackson—although or no longer it’s possible he could possibly hop up two spots on the list when the time comes. Genuine one pass separates Jackson from Steve Nash, with the pair posting 10,334 and 10,335.

Paul entered Monday night averaging 8.7 assists per sport. Beginning from No. 10,142, he’d need 22 games at that tempo to attain the next stage.

The Suns ideal own 15 recurring-season games left, so him reaching the next ranking this season is relying on either him going off or the Suns making it a ways ample into the postseason.

He’s mute many ways away from Jason Kidd’s No. 2 predicament at 12,091, and the all-time leader, John Stockton, is mute masses forward at 15,806.

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