Thunder's Chris Paul Passes Clyde Drexler for 7th on NBA's All-Time Steals List

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IFebruary 24, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - FEBRUARY 23:  Chris Paul #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball against the San Antonio Spurs on February 23, 2020 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Chris Paul made history late in the first half of the Oklahoma City Thunder's 131-103 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday evening. 

The 34-year-old point guard surpassed Clyde Drexler for seventh place on the NBA's all-time steals list, a category in which he leads all active players:

The record-breaking swipe came with one minute, 28 seconds remaining in the second quarter when the 10-time All-Star stole the ball from DeMar DeRozan.

Paul's first season in Oklahoma City has exceeded all expectations, especially considering the offseason buzz that the team wanted to move him. He is perhaps the main reason the Thunder are surprisingly in playoff contention to start the second half of the season. 

Paul entered Sunday averaging 17.6 points, 6.6 assists and 1.5 steals across 55 starts.

He recorded 12 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and one steal against the Spurs.

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