All-time bench mark ‘special to me’

LOS ANGELES — When Lou Williams started his pro career in 2005 coming off the bench in Philadelphia, he felt some “resentment” and a burning desire to prove people wrong about his reserve role.

Thirteen seasons later, Williams is not only the reigning Sixth Man of the Year but now he has scored more points off the bench than anyone else in NBA history. On Monday, the Clippers’ supersub passed Dell Curry for most career points scored by a reserve with 9:54 remaining in the fourth quarter of a 140-115 blowout win over the Boston Celtics.

“Anytime you can say to have ‘of all time’ next to your name, no matter what it is, it’s special,” Williams said of becoming the the NBA’s most prolific scorer off the bench. “With being a sixth man and being a career bench player, to have an opportunity to be something that says ever at the end of it is special to me.”

Williams is on an absolute tear as the Clippers continue their surprising run for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Williams has scored 30 or more points six times in his last 16 games, including a total of 74 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his last two games alone.

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