Nowitzki makes history as Mavs complete comeback over Kings

Dallas, TX ( – Dirk Nowitzki entered the history books on
Tuesday and helped his team complete a monumental comeback in the process.

Nowitzki scored 23 points, passing Hakeem Olajuwon for ninth on the NBA’s all-
time scoring list, and the Dallas Mavericks erased a 24-point deficit en route
to a 106-98 win over the Sacramento Kings.

In addition to moving up the scoring list, Nowitzki, who needed 17 points to
pass Olajuwon, became the NBA’s all-time leader in scoring for a foreign born

Chandler Parsons supplied 19 points and Monta Ellis scored all of his 16
points in the second half to fuel the comeback for Dallas, which has won 21
straight at home over the Kings.

Rudy Gay paced Sacramento with 26 points, Ramon Sessions had 18 and DeMarcus
Cousins finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds in a second straight loss.