Watch Dirk Nowitzki Pass Moses Malone For Seventh On All-Time Scoring List

01.06.15 5 years ago

Earlier this season, Dirk Nowitzki passed Hall-of-Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Elvin Hayes on the all-time scoring list, while additionally becoming the highest scoring international player in NBA history. On Monday night in Brooklyn, Dirk moved up on the illustrious scoring list yet again.

Forty-eight minutes wasn’t enough to decide a winner between the Nets and Mavs, after a pair of free throws from Monta Ellis forced overtime. Ellis, Tyson Chandler, and Chandler Parsons pushed the Mavs to five-point lead with a little over a half-minute remaining in OT before Nowitzki drained a three-pointer off a Rajon Rondo dime with the shot clock draining down to the last few seconds to seal the victory.

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Dirk’s clutch three in OT not only led the Mavs to improve to 11-0 on the road against Eastern Conference teams this season with a 96-88 win in Brooklyn, but it also served as a monumental milestone in Dirk’s spectacular career. With that trey, Nowitzki scored his 27,412 career-point, moving him past Moses Malone for the seventh spot on the all-time scoring list.

In recognition of Nowitzki’s historical night, the NBA released a special video presenting a look at the amazing careers of NBA legends Malone and Nowitzki.

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Congrats, Dirk!

(Video via NBA)

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