March 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger (33) shoots the ball against the Phoenix Suns at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Phoenix defeated Indiana 113-111. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE
Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger has another 25-point game last night when the Pacers beat the Washington Wizards. It was the fourth 25-plus point game for Granger in the past seven games and also pushed past a career milestone with the franchise. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Granger pushed his career scoring total past 9,000 points last night which adds him to an impressive list of six former Pacers to also reach the mark.
From Elias: Danny Granger passed the 9000-point mark for his NBA career as he scored a game-high 25 points for the Pacers in their 93-89 win over the Wizards. Granger, who's spent his entire career with Indiana, is the sixth player to score at least 9000 points in the NBA for the Pacers. The others are Reggie Miller, Rik Smits, Jermaine O'Neal, Vern Fleming and Chuck Person. Granger has scored 25 or more points in a game 127 times; only Reggie Miller (286) has done that more often in Indiana's NBA history.
Of course, this list does not include ABA points which would expand the group of Pacers to include Billy Knight, Roger Brown, George McGinnis, Mel Daniels and Freddie Lewis. Adding those names makes the list even more legendary. Only Reggie, Smits, Knight and Brown have over 10,000 points as Pacers.