NBA: Miami 92, Golden State 75

Jan. 17, 2013 at 1:40 AM
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OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- LeBron James reached 20,000 points for his career Wednesday, becoming the youngest NBA player to do so while leading Miami to a 92-75 win over Golden State.

The Heat had lost three of the previous four games on their six-game road trip, but they breezed to a victory against the Warriors on what became a milestone night for James.

He entered the contest needing 18 points to get to 20,000 and he finished with 25.

James is the 38th player to score 20,000 points, but he got to the mark more than a year earlier than the player who had previously been the youngest to achieve that figure.

Kobe Bryant was 29 years, 122 days when he scored his 20,000th point. James turned 28 just 17 days ago. He has 18,380 points to go to catch all-time scoring leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

In addition to scoring his 20,000th point, James recorded his 5,000th assist. He came close to a triple double with seven rebounds and 10 assists.

Miami celebrated James' big game in style, building a 30-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers both had 15 points for the Heat.

Jarrett Jack scored 16 for the Warriors, who suffered 21 turnovers while making only 3-of-12 from 3-point range.

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