By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Los Angeles Clippers swingman Lou Williams is now the all-time leading scorer for a bench player. He surpassed former Charlotte Hornets player Dell Curry for the accomplishment.
With 11,478 points, Williams claimed the honor on Monday night against the Boston Celtics at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Williams broke the record on a layup.
Williams led the Clippers with 34 points in the contest. He had those 34 points in 28 minutes in a 140-115 win over the Boston Celtics.
He went 14 of 20 from the field in the game. Williams took the most shots out of any Clippers player in the game. He also went 2 of 6 for three-point range.
The 32-year-old Memphis, Tennessee native was a second-round draft pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2005 NBA Draft. He has set this record with six different teams. The most of his career — seven-years — have been spent with the 76ers.
He is presently in his second season with the Clippers. In 61 games, he has averaged 20.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 26.6 minutes per game.
Williams has scored 74 points in his last two games. He had 40 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 8th.
His season-high this season is 45 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Feb. 11.