LeBron James played a starring role for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they overcame the Atlanta Hawks in overtime at the Philips Arena.
James dropped 29 points in his 44 minutes of action, shooting 46.2 percent, and passed another Hall of Famer on the all-time scoring chart in the process.
The 31-year-old scored a layup with just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter as Al Horford was called for goaltending and overtook Oscar Robertson's career tally of 26,710 to move up to 11th.
The Cavaliers forward started the night in Atlanta on 26,689 points having passed former Hawks player Dominique Wilkins 24 hours earlier in a win over the Brooklyn Nets.
James has already passed a number of big names this season. His 1805 points have taken him past Jerry West, Reggie Miller, Alex English, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, John Havlicek and Tim Duncan.
He will move into the top ten by surpassing Hakeem Olajuwon, who is currently 228 points ahead of the two-time champion.
There are only two active players ahead of James. Kobe Bryant, who retires in 11 days, has 33,464 and Dirk Nowitzki 29,395.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is still head and shoulders above the rest. Throughout his illustrious 20-year career, he amassed 38,387 points.