DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki had 19 points to pass Jerry West on the NBA's career scoring list, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Washington Wizards 105-95 Tuesday night.
Nowitzki hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the third quarter, the second one putting him at 25,194 points for 16th place, two ahead of West.
Trevor Ariza led the Wizards with 27 points, including five 3-pointers. He also had seven rebounds and four steals.
Monta Ellis started slowly from the field before scoring 10 in the fourth quarter to help the Mavericks improve to 4-0 at home this season. Ellis matched Nowitzki with 19.