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Monday, December 23, 2013
Dirk moves to 13th on all-time scoring list

By Tim MacMahon

HOUSTON -- For the fourth time this season, Dirk Nowitzki moved up a spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

Nowitzki passed Alex English for 13th place on Monday night with a turnaround jumper with 11:09 remaining in the third quarter against the Houston Rockets. English finished his 15-year career with 25,613 points.

Nowitzki has been the Dallas Mavericks’ all-time leading scorer since he passed Rolando Blackman during the 2007-08 season, but he has now scored more NBA points than any player who has ever worn the Mavs uniform. English scored 763 points for the Mavs in 1990-91, the final year of a career he spent primarily with the Denver Nuggets.

Nowitzki has also passed Jerry West, Reggie Miller and Kevin Garnett on the all-time scoring list. Boston Celtics great John Havlicek, who ranks 12th in NBA history with 26,395 points, is the next player Nowitzki can pass.