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20 years ago: Mailman tops Jazz scoring record

Published: Wednesday, July 29 2015 4:02 a.m. MDT

Utah Jazz's Karl Malone, center, hugs teammates Jeff Hornacek (14) and John Stockton (12) as Greg Foster, left, joins in the celebration after the Jazz beat the Rockets 103-100 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals Thursday, May 29, 1997, in Houston. Stockton hit a three-pointer at the buzzer for the Jazz victory. (Associated Press) Utah Jazz's Karl Malone, center, hugs teammates Jeff Hornacek (14) and John Stockton (12) as Greg Foster, left, joins in the celebration after the Jazz beat the Rockets 103-100 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals Thursday, May 29, 1997, in Houston. Stockton hit a three-pointer at the buzzer for the Jazz victory. (Associated Press)

Karl Malone became the Jazz's all-time scoring leader, surpassing Adrian Dantley's franchise-record 13,545 points in a 108-80 win over the Houston Rockets. The record-breaking basket came on a pass from John Stockton. Malone needed 22 points against the Rockets to get the record. He ended the game with 34, making his total 13,558.

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