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Dirk Nowitzki passes 28,000 points to move to seventh on all-time scoring list

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The legendary Dirk Nowitzki hit another milestone during Wednesday night's win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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He reached the 28,000 points mark. He is currently in seventh place on the all time points list and looks to continue climbing.

Dirk is now less than 600 points away from passing Shaquille O'Neal who sits sixth on the list, also ahead of the German are; Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and the leader, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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Leading the charge

Dirk is currently leading the Mavericks to the playoffs as they sit in seventh in the difficult Western Conference. Newcomer Rajon Rondo has not helped the way the Mavs had expected so they are looking to Dirk Nowitzki to carry the load.

Nowitzki has still been productive this season considering his age. He made the All-Star game this year and is averaging 17.1 points and six rebounds per game. Known for three-point shooting, the veteran is averaging 38.2 percent from down town during 29.6 minutes on the court.

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Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs to win the NBA Championship in 2011 and was named the Finals MVP. The Mavs were not expected to win the championship that year and they aren't this year either, however Dirk has shown in the past that he can beat the odds and with the supporting cast he has, it is very possible. Not probable, but possible that the Mavericks go all the way again.

Congratulations to the great Dirk Nowitzki on reaching the 28,000 points milestone. One can only hope for many more years of excitement to come from the German superstar.

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