With a pair of 20-foot jump shots in the first quarter of Monday's game against the visiting New Orleans Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki passed Wilt Chamberlain for No. 6 on the league's all-time scoring leaderboard.
Nowitzki entered the game with 31,416 career points, trailing Chamberlain by three.
The 40-year-old scored his record-breaking bucket at the 8:35 mark, sizing up the Pelicans' Kenrich Williams before pulling up with a mid-range shot over the 6-foot-7 forward.
Here's how the leaderboard looks after Monday's game:
|1.||Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||38 387|
|2.||Karl Malone||36 928|
|3.||Kobe Bryant||33 643|
|4.||LeBron James*||32 439|
|5.||Michael Jordan||32 292|
|6.||Dirk Nowitzki*||31 424|
|7.||Wilt Chamberlain||31 419|
|8.||Shaquille O'Neal||28 596|
|9.||Moses Malone||27 409|
|10.||Elvin Hayes||27 313|
* Still active
Though he hasn't officially announced whether he will retire at the end of his 21st season, the future Hall of Famer entered Monday night's game averaging a career-low six points in just under 14 minutes per contest.