Vince Carter reaches 25,000 NBA points in Atlanta Hawks loss to Toronto Raptors
Last Updated: 22/11/18 7:26am
Atlanta Hawks veteran Vince Carter reached 25,000 NBA career points with a dunk during a loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.
The 41-year-old became the 22nd player in NBA history to reach the landmark as he rose above the rim in the final seconds of the Hawks 124-108 home loss to his former team.
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Carter spent the first six years of his pro career with the Raptors, earning Rookie of the Year honours in 1999 and the first of his eight All-Star selections a year later.
With the Raptors already assured of victory, Carter took advantage of some lax defensive play in the closing moments to explode to the basket.
The athletic nature of the play triggered memories of Carter's "Vinsanity" days in Toronto, during which he won the NBA's All-Star Weekend dunk contest in 2000.
Wednesday night's results
- Oklahoma City Thunder 123-95 Golden State Warriors
- Portland Trail Blazers 100-143 Milwaukee Bucks
- New York Knicks 117-109 Boston Celtics
- Detroit Pistons 124-126 Houston Rockets
- Denver Nuggets 103-101 Minnesota Timberwolves
- Indiana Pacers 109-127 Charlotte Hornets
- New Orleans Pelicans 120-121 Philadelphia 76ers
- Toronto Raptors 124-108 Atlanta Hawks
- Los Angeles Lakers 109-105 Cleveland Cavaliers
- Phoenix Suns 116-124 Chicago Bulls
- Brooklyn Nets 113-119 Dallas Mavericks
- Memphis Grizzlies 104-103 San Antonio Spurs
- Sacramento Kings 119-110 Utah Jazz
Click the video at the top of the page to watch Carter's landmark moment
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