DALLAS _ In a game tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks, Dirk Nowitzki became the 23rd player in NBA history to score at least 23,000 points in his career.
The Dallas Mavericks' 10-time All-Star reached the milestone with a free throw with 7:17 remaining in the second quarter. Nowitzki now has 23,001 points and counting.
The only other active players ahead of Nowitzki on the all-time scoring list are Kobe Bryant, who is sixth with 28,232 points, and Keivn Garnet (19th with 23,442 points).
Nowitzki could conceivably pass Robert Parish (23,334), Adrian Dantley (23,177) and Elgin Baylor (23,149), Charles Barkley (23,757) and Allen Iverson (24,368) on the all-time scoring list before this season is over.
-- Dwain Price
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