Dec 23, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) shoots during the first quarter as Houston Rockets small forward Omri Casspi (18) defends at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dirk Nowitzki Passes Alex English for 13th on All-Time Scoring List

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25,614 points is what Dirk Nowitzki officially needed to pass Alex English for 13th on the NBA All-Time Scoring list. It happened with 11:09 left in the third quarter against the Houston Rockets. He now sets his sights on pass John Havlicek for 12th next. This marks the his fourth move up the scoring ladder this season already.

Dirk on passing Alex English:

It’s amazing. Coming from Germany when I was 19, a skinny little German. I don’t think anybody would’ve thought that I would pass Alex English one day for number 13 all time in scoring, so its been a great ride. Alex was an unbelievable player in this league, so it was a tremendous honor, but I’m actually more happy with this win

Mavericks went on the defeat the Rockets 111-104

Coach Rick Carlisle on the milestone:

He is the great Dirk Nowitzki. He’s one of the great players in the history of the game and he’s passing these guys left and right and he’s going to pass Havlicek…

NBA All-Time Scorers List:

  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabar 38,387
  2. Karl Malone 36,928
  3. Michael Jordan 32,292
  4. Kobe Bryant 31,700
  5. Wilt Chamberlain 31,419
  6. Shaquille O’Neal 28,596
  7. Moses Malone 27,409
  8. Elvin Hayes 27,313
  9. Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946
  10. Oscar Roberson 26,710
  11. Dominque Wilkins 26,668
  12. John Havlicek 26,395
  13. Dirk Nowitzki 25,614
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