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Dirk Nowitzki drives on Boston during November's meeting in Dallas.Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki passed Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird to move into 25th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list Tuesday against the Orlando Magic.
"I just got a text message from Larry right as the game ended saying to congratulate Dirk and that he's always been a huge fan. They've had a chance to spend some time together. I'm sure he's going to text Dirk and I'm sure that will be very meaningful for Dirk." -- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle
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