NBA: Dirk Nowitzki passes Shaq and makes winner for Mavericks

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.