Dirk Nowitzki passes Wilt Chamberlain for 6th on NBA scoring list

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nowitzki, meanwhile, has made nearly 2,000 3-pointers in his career, establishing the trend of big men with long-range shooting capabilities. He’s an 88-percent free-throw shooter, 37 points higher than Chamberlain’s mark.“One of his real legacies is gonna be how he helped this game evolve to what it is today,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “In the ’90s and early 2000s, there was a real crisis. Scoring was down. The way Dirk approached the game helped … nudge the game along and open up space. Eventually the value of the 3-point shot to open up space became a reality. And so today, you don’t hear anybody talking about how there’s not enough scoring or the game’s not exciting.”Nowitzki is 872 points behind Jordan but may retire at the end of the season, though he has said he will decide on his future when the season is over. He is the only player in NBA history to play 21 seasons with one team.Nowitzki missed the first 26 games of the season recovering from left ankle surgery and has been reduced to a role player for much of the year, but he has started the past four games and nine out of the last 12 for the Mavs. His season high entering Monday was 15 points.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title PH Special Olympian inspires on Humans of New York post Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The basket brought Nowitzki to 31,420 points in his career, one more than Wilt Chamberlain. The 40-year-old German trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan. James passed Jordan for fourth place on March 6.Coming into the game, Nowitzki needed just four points to pass Chamberlain, and he started for just the ninth time this season. His first basket was a 20-footer off an assist from rookie Jalen Brunson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWhile Nowitzki stands only an inch shorter than Chamberlain’s listed height of 7-foot-1, the two reached their point totals with contrasting styles of play.Chamberlain once averaged more than 50 points in a season, dominating inside to such a degree that the NBA widened the paint in an effort to neutralize him. Dallas Mavericks’ Tim Hardaway Jr., left, and Luka Doncic (77) celebrate with Dirk Nowitzki (41) after Nowitzki scored a basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in Dallas, Monday, March 18, 2019. The basket placed Nowitzki as the sixth all-time league leading scorer surpassing Wilt Chamberlain. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks became the NBA’s sixth-leading scorer Monday night with another of his signature long-range jumpers.Nowitzki took Luka Doncic’s handoff and backed down New Orleans’ Kenrich Williams before hitting a turnaround from the top of the free-throw circle with 8:35 left in the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Miner killed, body dumped in latrine

first_imgThe partially decomposed body of a 25-year-old miner was found in a pit latrine (toilet) in Tassawini Backdam, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini).Dead is Darvin David of Tassawini Landing, North West District, Region One. Reports are David was killed by three other miners during an argument.This newspaper was told that on Friday last, David along with the three suspects were consuming alcoholic beverages at Marcus Hope’s shop at Tassawini Backdam when David accused one of the men of trying to rob him of his cash. As a result of the accusation, an argument ensued between him and the suspects. This newspaper was told that David then left the shop to go home but the three men followed him and another confrontation ensued at Tassawini Backdam trail.Guyana Times was further told that David was stabbed to his throat and was thrown overboard into a creek.This newspaper was told that the men then returned and removed the body from the creek and dumped it in a latrine.Following the discovery of David’s partially decomposed body on Wednesday, the police arrested two of the three suspects.Investigations into the matter are ongoing.last_img read more

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LOCAL SADNESS AT DEATH OF LEO BLAIR, FATHER OF FORMER BRITISH PM TONY BLAIR

first_imgTony Blair’s father Leo has died aged 89.Leo Blair was the husband of the late Hazel Blair, nee Corscadden, from Main Street, Ballyshannon.The former prime minister was with his father when he passed away peacefully. Mr Blair said he had been “privileged to have him as a Dad.”He added: “He was a remarkable man. Raised in a poor part of Glasgow, he worked his way up from nothing, with great ambitions dashed by serious illness on the very brink of their fulfilment.”Hazel died of throat cancer in 1975.She had met Leo Blair in Glasgow. He went on to become a law lecturer in Durham.His wife never forgot her Irish roots; returning in the late 1960s with her husband Leo to Rossnowlagh – with the young son Tony and his siblings to spend summers at the Sandhouse Hotel. LOCAL SADNESS AT DEATH OF LEO BLAIR, FATHER OF FORMER BRITISH PM TONY BLAIR was last modified: November 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FATHER OF FORMER BRITISH PM TONY BLAIRLOCAL SADNESS AT DEATH OF LEO BLAIRlast_img read more

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