Nash moves fourth in the all-time assists list in the NBA.
During the Los Angeles Lakers’ 113-99 win over the Boston Celtics at the Staples Center on Wednesday night, Steve Nash reached a personal landmark.
Mid-way through the third quarter, Nash recorded the 10,142nd assist of his career, pushing him ahead of Magic Johnson in the all-time charts.
Nash has enjoyed a solid start to life with the Lakers, and is averaging 7.4 assists per game after playing 30 games this season.
It was also the perfect return to the regular season after the All-Star Break for the Lakers, who paid tribute to former owner Jerry Buss who sadly passed away this week.
Dwight Howard led the scoring with 24 points, while six of his team-mates reached double figures on the night as they had too much for the Celtics.
Boston responded through Paul Pierce who had a game-high 26, but having trailed by 9 after the first quarter, they were never really able to challenge for the win.
While John Stockon’s total (15,806) is perhaps unachievable considering Nash’s advancing years, Nash will at least be setting his sights on third place, with Mark Jackson’s total standing at 10,334.