LATEST HEADLINES - NBA NEWS

Pistons' Gordon scores 10 millionth point in NBA history

By Official release
Posted Jan 9 2010 9:08PM

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2010 -- It's been over 63 years since New York's Ossie Schectman scored the first basket in NBA history on Nov. 1, 1946, at Maple Leaf Gardens, and tonight Ben Gordon of the Detroit Pistons scored the 10 millionth point in NBA regular season history.

It was Gordon's successful jumpshot at The Palace of Auburn Hills with 3:51 remaining in the second quarter of the Pistons-76ers game that represented the 10,000,000th point in NBA history.

Following is a look at the NBA's million-point milestones:

Point Date Game/Play
1,000,000 12/22/1962 Occurred in Detroit-Chicago, New York-Boston or Syracuse-San Francisco game.
2,000,000 1/9/1972 Occurred in Baltimore-Phoenix or Detroit-Buffalo game.
3,000,000 2/17/1978 Occurred in Indiana-Washington, Buffalo-Kansas City, Detroit-New York, New Jersey-Cleveland, or Philadelphia-San Antonio game.
4,000,000 2/18/1983 Scored by Philadelphia's Moses Malone on a tip-in of own miss at 11:59 of the first quarter against Houston.
5,000,000 1/25/1988 Scored by Utah's Rickey Green on 24-foot 3-pointer as buzzer sounded ending third quarter against Cleveland.
6,000,000 3/23/1992 Scored by Atlanta's Stacey Augmon on driving layup at 7:41 of second quarter against Golden State.
7,000,000 12/1/1996 Scored by Seattle's Hersey Hawkins on a running 12-foot jumper at 4:42 of the fourth quarter against Utah.
8,000,000 4/15/2001 Scored by New Jersey's Eddie Gill on a layup with 10:37 remaining in the fourth quarter against Boston.
9,000,000 12/28/2005 Scored by Portland's Juan Dixon on a layup with 7:17 remaining in the second quarter against Philadelphia.
10,000,000 1/9/2010 Scored by Detroit's Ben Gordon on a jumpshot with 3:51 remaining in the second quarter against Philadelphia.
SEARCH NEWS
HEADLINES

VIDEOS
photoHaier Play of the Day
Dwight Howard elevates and snatches Andres Nocioni's floater out of mid-air.
photoTuesday's Top 10
Defense dominates in Tuesday's Top 10.
photoThe Daily Zap
All of the NBA's action from Tuesday night is right here in three minutes.
photoDunk of the Night
Richard Hamilton hits Ben Wallace inside for the acrobatic alley-oop jam.
photoBlock of the Night
Gerald Wallace tracks down and denies Chase Budinger's layup against the backboard.
photoAssist of the Night
Manu Ginobili makes it look easy with the spin and bounce pass to Tim Duncan for the layup.
photoSteal of the Night
George Hill picks Kobe Bryant's pocket and takes it to the hole for a big jam.
photoMagic vs. Kings
Dwight Howard's 30-point, 16-rebound performance paces Orlando past Sacramento.
photoMarc Gasol's Night
The Grizzlies center had a big game with 24 points and 15 boards in a close win over the Clippers.
photoPistons vs. Wizards
Charlie Villanueva scores 23 points, Rodney Stuckey adds a double-double as the Pistons defeat the Wizards.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use.

NBA.com is part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Digital Network