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Rockets James Harden reaches 10,000 career points

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Harden reaches 10,000 career points in 492 games.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets guard James Harden did more than just help his team pick up a 107-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, he also scored his 10,000 career point.

Harden is now at 10,005 points in 492 games - averaging 20.3 points per game in his seventh season in the NBA. As noted by the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen, Harden becomes the seventh player since 1985 to have 10,000 points, 2,000 rebounds, 2,000 assists, 700 steals, and 200 blocked shots in less than 500 games.

If Harden is able to keep up his current average of 20.3 points points game, he would end up around 25,000 points -- putting harden inside the top 20 NBA scorers of all-time. That doesn't take into account, Harden's jump in scoring since joining the Rockets. Harden has averaged 26.5 points per game as a Rocket, up from 12.7 per game as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.