Nowitzki passes O'Neal on scoring list and also wins
NEW YORK – 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 Dallas' 119-118 win over Brooklyn on Wednesday.
Former Timberwolf J.J. Barea had 32 points and added a season-best 11 assists for the Mavericks. Nowitzki scored 22 points, giving him 22,609 in his career.
"It was a special moment for me," he said of his Shaq-surpassing shot in the second quarter. "I saw the whole team getting up and everybody gave me a hug.
"There have been a lot of great players who didn't score as many points because they were cut short by injuries. I've been lucky. And we got the win. It would have felt really salty flying home with a loss."
Thad Young had 29 points for the Nets.
•14-14 VISION: John Wall had 14 points and 14 assists to help the Wizards beat the Grizzlies 100-91. Marcin Gortat added 12 points and 12 rebounds.
•KINGS ARE ON FIRE: DeMarcus Cousins scored 25 points and had a season-high 16 rebounds as the Kings held off the Pacers 108-106.
•KELLY'S A HERO: Kelly Olynyk scored 20 points, Jae Crowder added 19 points and 12 rebounds and the Celtics held off a rally for a 102-89 victory over the Hornets. Frank Kaminsky scored a season-high 23 points for Charlotte.
•KING JAMES RULES: LeBron James scored 24 points, including three key baskets down the stretch, and the Cavs held off the shorthanded Knicks 91-84.
•MAGIC MEN: Evan Fournier hit a bank shot with 14.2 seconds left and Tobias Harris made two free throws with 1.1 left as the Magic beat the Rockets 104-101.
•PELICAN POWER: Anthony Davis scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Pelicans to a 115-89 victory over the Trail Blazers.
•HAWKS SOARING: Jeff Teague scored 23 points and Paul Millsap added 18 as Atlanta beat Detroit 107-100 for its fifth straight victory.
•THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY: Former Timberwolf Randy Foye scored a season-high 31 points, hitting seven three-pointers as Denver beat Phoenix 104-96.
•GREEK FREAKFEST: Giannis Antetokounmpo made his first 11 shots to finish with 22 points as Milwaukee beat hapless Philadelphia 113-100.
•OKC MORE THAN OK: Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and Kevin Durant 21 as the Thunder whipped the Lakers 120-85. Kobe Bryant had 19 for L.A.
•31 IN A ROW: Klay Thompson scored 20 points and Stephen Curry 16 as the Warriors won their 31st home game in a row, beating Utah 103-85.