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Carmelo Anthony: Portland Trail Blazers forward passes Dominique Wilkins for 13th on all-time scoring list

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet wasn't the only player who made history on Tuesday.

In scoring 21 points against the Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony moved up to 13th on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

Anthony entered the game needing 15 points to pass Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins. He reached that total with a 3-pointer over Rui Hachimura near the end of the third quarter.

Of the 12 players now ahead of Anthony on the all-time scoring list, Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, who ranks third all-time with 34,792 career points, is the only one still active.

Anthony could move up the all-time scoring list again soon, as he trails Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson by only 35 points for 12th place.

Now in his 18th season, Anthony is averaging 12.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in 25.5 minutes per game.

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