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Thu Dec 24, 2015, 02:17 AM

Nowitzki passes Shaq on NBA scoring list as Mavs top Nets in OT

BROOKLYN -- Wednesday night belonged to Dirk Nowitzki.

Not too far from the bright lights of Broadway, Nowitzki put on a show-stopping performance at the Barclays Center while leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 119-118 overtime victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Not only did Nowitzki vault past Shaquille O’Neal and become the NBA’s No. 6 all-time leading scorer, but he also ended his night with a picture-perfect up-and-under move for the game’s winning basket with only 6.4 seconds left.

In the afterglow, Nowitzki touched on many precious moments throughout his 17-plus year career, including Wednesday’s historic moment, which came when he buried a typical 18-footer from the right corner — right in front the of the Mavericks’ bench.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dallas-mavericks/article51442945.html

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