SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Dirk Nowitzkiscored 31 points and moved into sole possession of the No. 12 spot on the all-time NBA scoring list in the Dallas Mavericks' 108-101 win over the Utah Jazz Wednesday.
The big German made 12 of 14 from the field and all four of his 3-point attempts to help the Mavs snap a three-game road losing skid.
Trey Burkescored 20 points andEnes Kanterhad 18 points and 11 rebounds, but the Jazz wilted down the stretch against Dallas' long-range shooting. The Mavericks converted 13 of 21 3-point attempts while the Jazz went 5 of 26.
On the first possession of the game, Nowitzki rained his trademark one-legged fade-away jumper, which moved him past John Havlicek for 12th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.