DALLAS -- As usual, Dirk Nowitzki was a modest man when he was asked about passing Reggie Miller on Wednesday night to become the NBA's No. 15 all-time leading scorer.
"Yeah, that's not bad,'' Nowitzki said after scoring 35 points in the Mavs' wild 123-120 win over Houston. "Obviously I didn't think when I got here that 15 or 16 years later that I would be the top 15 scorer of all time.
"So it's great, it's been a great night, but I'm really more happy about the win to be honest. It means more to me than any other records.''
Nowitzki now has 25,298 career points. Next in front of him is Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett (25,340) and then former forward Alex English (25,613).
-- Dwain Price
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