NEW YORK (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki has moved ahead of Shaquille O’Neal into sixth place on the NBA’s career scoring list.
Nowitzki made a jumper with 9:53 left in the second quarter of Dallas’ game in Brooklyn on Wednesday night, giving him 10 points for the game and 28,597 for his career. O’Neal had 28,596 in his career and is a candidate for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.
Wilt Chamberlain is fifth with 31,419 points.
Nowitzki is eighth on the combined NBA-ABA list, behind No. 6 Julius Erving and No. 7 Moses Malone.