Michael Jordan became the 18th player in NBA history with 20,000 points when he scored 35 Friday night in the Chicago Bulls' 120-95 rout of the Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago.
In getting his 20,000th point in his 620th game, Jordan was eclipsed by only Wilt Chamberlain, who made it in 499 games. Oscar Robertson is third-fastest at 671 games.
Jordan's three-pointer with 5:12 left pulled the Bulls into a 110-77 lead and gave him exactly 20,000 points in his ninth year in the NBA. He was taken out 13 seconds later to a thunderous ovation from the sellout crowd in Chicago Stadium.
"I wanted to get out of the game," Jordan said. "I was only out there for one reason--to score. I wanted to get it over and done with. This is the city I play for and I wanted to get it here."