Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard continues to overtake Hall of Fame names on the all-time scoring list, passing Tracy McGrady and Rick Barry for 72nd overall tonight.
Lillard entered tonight against the Dallas Mavericks in a tie with Julius Erving for 18,364 points, good enough for No. 74. His 40 points passed McGrady with 18,381 and Barry with 18,395 to finish the night with 18,404.
McGrady was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017 after playing for the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs from 1997 to 2013. All-NBA First Team Honorable Mention.
Barry entered the Hall of Fame in 1987 after an illustrious career with the San Francisco Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets from 1965-1980.
Barry led the Warriors to the 1975 title, earning Finals MVP honors while collecting eight All-Star nods and five All-NBA First Team honors at small forward.
Lillard, 32, now needs 34 points to catch Dolph Chayes, who scored 18,438 points with the Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers from 1949-1964. The power forward was a member of the 1955 championship team while earning 12 All-Star mentions and a win. Hall of Fame 1973