Mavs’ Nowitzki passes Jerry West on scoring list
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki has passed Jerry West for 16th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
The German forward made consecutive 3-pointers Tuesday against Washington to reach 25,194 points, two ahead of West.
The 11-time All-Star and 2007 Most Valuable Player was struggling from the field before a loose ball bounced to him above the key. He grabbed it, turned and hit a shot to get within a point of West’s record.
On Dallas’ next possession, Gal Mekel passed to Nowitzki a few feet left of the previous spot, and Nowitzki pulled up and hit another from long range. The bucket that put him ahead of West gave him 16 points for the game.
Reggie Miller is 15th on the scoring list with 25,279 points.