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Carmelo Anthony continues to climb up the scoring ranks.

On Saturday, Carmelo Anthony became the 21st player in the NBA history to score at least 25,000 career points.

Anthony reached the milestone on a free throw make at the 8:30 mark of the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons.

Heading into the night’s game, Anthony needed 17 points to reach the 25,000-point milestone. He joins LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki as the only three active players who have reached the milestone. The former took to Twitter to offer his 2003 draft mate congratulations:

Melo finished the game with 21 points, 5 rebounds, an assist, and 2 steals to help the Oklahoma City Thunder win their seventh straight game.

Despite averaging a career-low 17.7 points per game this season, Melo has proven to be one of the league’s most prolific scorers throughout his 15-year NBA career. He can still explode for 20 or more points in any given game even at 33 years old, as tonight showed.

His 24.4 points per game career average ranks 15th all-time. This is just one of several scoring milestones Melo has achieved.

He now has his sights set on Laker legend and Hall of Famer Jerry West, as he now sits 188 points behind him.

That next milestone would place him firmly in the top 20 on the all-time scoring list.