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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Jordan reaches 10,000 point plateau
By Larry Schwartz
Special to ESPN.com
Jan. 25, 1989
Not even a severe knee bruise that limits his mobility can stop Michael Jordan from reaching a milestone. With 5:37 left in Philadelphia, Jordan hits a 16-foot fadeaway jumper to give him 33 points for the game and exactly 10,000 for his career.
"He played basically on one leg," Bulls coach Doug Collins says after the 120-108 loss to the 76ers. "Any other guard would have taken the night off."
Jordan achieves the milestone in 303 games, 15 faster than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but second to Wilt Chamberlain, who needed just 236 games.
"I'm proud of the accomplishment," Jordan says. "To be compared to Chamberlain is really something. I don't mind being second. After all, he was about a foot taller."
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