NBA: Dirk Nowitzki passes Shaq and makes winner for Mavericks

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki passes Shaq and makes winner for Mavericks
Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki drives past Nets center Andrea Bargnani in the second half Wednesday night in Brooklyn. (Frank Franklin II / Associated Press)

Dirk Nowitzki moved past Shaquille O'Neal into sixth place on the NBA's career scoring list, then made the go-ahead basket with 19.2 seconds left in overtime in the Dallas Mavericks' 119-118 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night at New York

J.J. Barea had a career-high 32 points and added a season-best 11 assists for the Mavericks. Nowitzki scored 22 points, giving him 28,609 in his career, and Wesley Matthews finished with 17.


Thaddeus Young had a season-best 29 points for the Nets.

Nowitzki came in needing 10 points to pass the 28,596 scored by O'Neal. He moved ahead of O'Neal with one of his high-arching jumpers from the corner with 9:51 left in the second quarter.

at Golden State 103, Utah 85: Klay Thompson scored 20 points, Stephen Curry added 16 with nine assists and the Warriors (27-1) remained unbeaten at home.

at Orlando 104, Houston 101: The Magic held off the Rockets and James Harden, who scored 10 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter.

at Milwaukee 113, Philadelphia 100: Giannis Antetokounmpo made his first 11 shots to finish with 22 points, Khris Middleton added 21 on eight-of-nine shooting and the Bucks handed the hapless 76ers (1-30, 0-18 on the road) their 12th loss in a row.

San Antonio 108, at Minnesota 83: Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and six rebounds, and the Spurs had no trouble with the young Timberwolves as they improved to 25-5.

Boston 102, at Charlotte 89: Kelly Olynyk scored 20 points, Jae Crowder added 19 points and 12 rebounds and the Celtics won their fourth in a row over the Hornets.

at Cleveland 91, New York 84: LeBron James scored 24 points, including three key baskets down the stretch, and the Cavaliers defeated the Knicks, who were without Carmelo Anthony (sprained ankle).

Sacramento 108, at Indiana 106: DeMarcus Cousins scored 25 points and had a season-high 16 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo had 13 points and 16 assists for the Kings.

at Washington 100, Memphis 91: John Wall had 14 points and 14 assists, his fourth consecutive double-double, as the Wizards won their third in a row.

at Atlanta 107, Detroit 100: The Hawks won their fifth in a row as Jeff Teague scored 23 points and Paul Millsap added 18.

at New Orleans 115, Portland 89: Anthony Davis scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Tyreke Evans just missed a triple-double for the Pelicans.

Denver 104, at Phoenix 96: Randy Foye scored a season-high 31 points, hitting seven three-pointers, and the Nuggets bounced back from a home loss to the Lakers.