Nowitzki moves into 9th place on all-time scoring list

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DALLAS: Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki became the highest-scoring international-born player in NBA history Tuesday, passing Hakeem Olajuwon for ninth place overall on the all-time list. Germany’s Nowitzki finished with 23 points as he helped the Mavericks erase a 24-point deficit en route to a 106-98 win over the Sacramento Kings. Nowitzki came into Tuesday’s contest needing 17 points to pass Olajuwon, who finished his brilliant career with 26,946 points. Olajuwon was born in Lagos, Nigeria.

AFP

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