Chris Paul passes Rod Strickland for 10th in career assists
Chris Paul is breaking records left and right.
The Los Angeles Clippers point guard notched the 7,988th assist of his career midway through the third quarter Friday against the Sacramento Kings. That helper - a feed to Luc Mbah a Moute for a dunk - moved him past Rod Strickland for the 10th-most dimes in NBA history.
CP3 also entered the game tied with Danny Manning for No. 6 on the Clippers' all-time scoring list, and nailed a jumper early in the first half to gain sole possession of the spot.
Paul already holds Los Angeles' records for most assists (total and per game), steals per game, PER, offensive rating, win shares, and VORP.
The 31-year-old All-Star is averaging 17.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting from the field and 40 percent from deep to go along with 9.5 assists and 2.2 steals in his 12th campaign.
He finished with 14 points, 12 helpers, and three steals in Friday's 106-98 win at Golden 1 Center. That leaves him just 530 assists away from ninth place - a position currently occupied by Andre Miller with 8,524 dimes. Paul figures to reach that mark before the end of next season, health permitting.