San Antonio's Tim Duncan Close to Passing Iverson for 20th in Career Points

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffJanuary 23, 2014

San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan during the first half on an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in San Antonio.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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The Spurs' Tim Duncan needs 18 points to pass Allen Iverson for 20th place on the NBA's career points leaders list. Iverson, who did not officially retire until October 2013, spent most of his career with the Philadelphia 76ers and finished with 24,368 career points in 914 games. Duncan has played in 1,219 games during his career, 1,217 of which he has started.

Duncan will likely surpass Iverson within the next game or two, and the Spurs' big man has a good shot to reach 25,000 points by the end of the 2013-14 season. Duncan is 16th on the NBA's all-time rebounding list with 13,600 boards, and eighth on the all-time blocks list with 2,728 swats. He needs just five more blocks to pass Shaquille O'Neal for seventh place.

Oddly enough, Duncan has never led the NBA in blocks or points in a season, and he only led the league in rebounds once, back during the 2001-02 campaign. He'll take aim at the record books Friday in Atlanta, before heading to Miami on Sunday for a rematch of the 2012-13 NBA Finals.