Ben Gordon scores 10 millionth point in NBA

Sun, Jan 10
GordonAP Photo/Carlos OsorioBen Gordon now is a trivia answer: Saturday night he scored the 10 millionth point in NBA history.

Detroit's Ben Gordon scored the 10 millionth point in NBA history Saturday night. Gordon made a jumper with 3:51 left in the second quarter of the Pistons' game against the Philadelphia 76ers for the milestone.

The first NBA points in history were scored by New York's Ossie Schectman on Nov. 1, 1946, at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens. The NBA didn't keep great stats on each millionth point but got serious when it hit 4 million and beyond:

4,000,0002/18/1983Scored by Philadelphia's Moses Malone on a tip-in of own miss at 11:59 of the first quarter against Houston.
5,000,0001/25/1988Scored by Utah's Rickey Green on 24-foot 3-pointer as buzzer sounded ending third quarter against Cleveland.
6,000,0003/23/1992Scored by Atlanta's Stacey Augmon on driving layup at 7:41 of second quarter against Golden State.
7,000,00012/1/1996Scored by Seattle's Hersey Hawkins on a running 12-foot jumper at 4:42 of the fourth quarter against Utah.
8,000,0004/15/2001Scored by New Jersey's Eddie Gill on a layup with 10:37 remaining in the fourth quarter against Boston.
9,000,00012/28/2005Scored by Portland's Juan Dixon on a layup with 7:17 remaining in the second quarter against Philadelphia.
10,000,0001/9/2010Scored by Detroit's Ben Gordon on a jumpshot with 3:51 remaining in the second quarter against Philadelphia.