Why is Mets’ Joe Mauer on the NBA’s all-time scoring list?

Posted February 07, 2019 05:59:23The New York Knicks star center has long been one of the league’s best shooters.

But now he has scored a league-high 17,904 points over the past two seasons, the second-most in the league behind only Magic Johnson.

He has also added a whopping 7,935 rebounds to his resume, which puts him just ahead of Michael Jordan, who scored 12,869 career rebounds in 862 games.

Now, Mauer has joined Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird in the all-NBA first team.

But the former MVP isn’t the only superstar in the midst of a hot streak.

The NBA’s Most Valuable Player, Kevin Durant, has scored 19,717 points over his two-plus seasons.

LeBron James, meanwhile, has added 8,096 points over three seasons, according to Basketball Reference.

The Knicks have gone 9-5 in Mauer’s absence.

He averaged 18.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game over those five wins.

The Miami Heat have lost just one of their past 11 games and have won three straight.

They will open their four-game trip on Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans, who are 2-6 since Mauer returned from injury.