Miami Heat vs. Golden State Warriors January 16, 2013 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, CA. Coverage will begin at 10:30 p.m. ET.
LeBron James will once again be the center of attention as the Miami Heat take their talents to Oakland for their last regular season matchup against the Golden State Warriors. James needs just 18 points tonight to become the youngest player ever to reach 20,000.
At 28 years old LeBron James would be the youngest player to reach this milestone, but will not be the fastest. James has had a considerable advantage over most players due to his jump straight from high school to the pros. Wilt Chamberlain needed only 499 games to hit the 20,000 point plateau, that’s 227 games less than James needed.
No better opponent for James to accomplish such a feat than to do it against a Warriors team that with a win tonight can sweep the Heat on the season. The record is James for the taking, as he historically does well against the Warriors. During his career James has managed to score 18 points 16 of the 17 games he’s played against Golden State, and has been held under 18 points just once so far this season.