Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, center, grabs a rebound in front of Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez, left, and Thaddeus Young, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki passed Shaquille O'Neal for sixth place on the NBA all-time scoring list Wednesday, scoring 22 points to help defeat host Brooklyn 119-118 in overtime.The 37-year-old German sank a jumper over Andrea Bargnani 2:09 into the second quarter to push past the 10 points he needed to overtake O'Neal, who finished with 28,596 points.JJ Barea scored 32 points and had a game-high 11 assists to lead Dallas while Thaddeus Young paced the Nets with 29 and a game-high 10 rebounds.At Cleveland, LeBron James scored 24 points, grabbed nine rebounds and added five assists while Kevin Love had 23 points and 13 rebounds to power the Cavaliers over the visiting New York Knicks 91-84 .Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and Kevin Durant added 21 as every player scored for the Thunder (20-9).DeMarcus Cousins scored 25 points and grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds while Darren Collison added a season-high 24 points as Sacramento defeated host Indiana 108-106 .
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