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Nowitzki Becomes 34th With 20,000 Points



    Nowitzki Becomes 34th With 20,000 Points
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    Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points in the Mavericks win over the Nets on Wednesday night.

    Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks is the 34th player in NBA history to score 20,000 points.

    Nowitzki reached the milestone with a 14-foot fadeaway jumper from the left baseline with 10:57 left in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers. It actually gave him 20,001 points, and it pulled the Mavericks to 78-75.

    The 31-year-old Nowitzki is in his 12th season from Germany. This was the 876th game of his career.

    Drafted for his potential as a 7-footer who could make 3-pointers, he's blossomed into the franchise's greatest player, having won a league MVP award and leading the club to the NBA finals for the first time.