More Mavs milestones on the brink

February, 17, 2012
2/17/12
1:15
PM CT
Here's a couple of career milestones that could be reached tonight by the Dallas Mavericks' two future Hall of Famers against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Dirk Nowitzki

The big German has scored 23,266 career points and is 26 points shy of breaking into the NBA’s all-time top 10 for most points scored for one team. The top 10 (via Elias Sports Bureau): Karl Malone (36,374), Michael Jordan (29,277), Kobe Bryant (28,699), Hakeem Olajuwon (26,511), John Havlicek (26,395), Reggie Miller (25,279), Jerry West (25,192), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24,176), Patrick Ewing (23,665) and Dominique Wilkins (23,292).

Nowitzki is currently No. 21 on the NBA's all-time scoring list and he's quickly closing in on the top 20. He needs just 68 points to tie former Boston Celtics legend Robert Parrish. Interestingly, Nowitzki is on pace to reach the mark Monday when the Mavs are back at home to play the Celtics.

Jason Kidd

The 18-year veteran needs five steals to tie Michael Jordan for second place on the NBA's all-time steals list. Kidd enters tonight's game with 2,509 career steals. Jordan finished his career with 2,514. Kidd will no doubt reach No. 2, but that will probably be as far as he gets. John Stockton is No. 1 with 3,265 career steals.

Kidd has a high of six steals this season, plus one game with five and two others with four steals each.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Dirk Nowitzki
PTS AST STL MIN
21.7 2.7 0.9 32.9
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsS. Marion 6.5
AssistsM. Ellis 5.7
StealsM. Ellis 1.7
BlocksB. Wright 0.9