Dirk ties Havlicek on scoring list

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Dirk Nowitzki is one of the top dozen scorers in NBA history.

The Dallas Mavericks' star pulled even with Boston Celtics legend John Havlicek for 12th place on the league's all-time scoring list during Tuesday night's loss to the Golden State Warriors. The milestone came on an off night for Nowitzki, who finished with only 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting.

Nowitzki now has 26,395 points in his 16-year career. He has moved past Jerry West, Reggie Miller, Kevin Garnett and Alex English on the all-time scoring list this season.

Nowitzki, who is averaging 21.5 points per game this season, is on pace become one of the top 10 scorers in NBA history by the end of the season. Dominique Wilkins (26,668 points) and Oscar Robertson (26,710) are next on the list for Nowitzki.