By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com
Nowitzki moved into eighth place during Friday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, passing Hall of Fame forward Elvin Hayes.
Nowitzki needed six points entering the game to pass Hayes, who finished his career with 27,313 points, and did so on a midrange jumper on the opening possession of the second half.
Nowitzki likely will pass Moses Malone (27,409 career points) in early January to move into seventh on the all-time scoring list.
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