Kobe Bryant passes Wilt Chamberlain, becoming fourth on NBA career scoring list

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Kobe Bryant has passed fellow Lakers great Wilt Chamberlain for fourth place on the NBA's career scoring list.

Bryant made a pull-up jumper from the free throw line with 7:54 remaining in the second quarter to eclipse Chamberlain's mark of 31,419 points. He tied Chamberlain 22 seconds earlier with a layup. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tops the NBA's career scoring list with 38,387 points, Karl Malone is second with 36,928 and Michael Jordan is third with 32,292.

The 34-year-old Bryant is in his 17th season -- all with the Lakers.

Mavericks 100, Bulls 98: Dirk Nowitzki hit a three-pointer with 2.9 seconds left and finished with 35 points and the Mavericks rallied in Dallas. Nate Robinson scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth. The Mavericks trailed by 12 in the fourth quarter, but Nowitzki scored Dallas' last eight points in a 15-1 run over the final 31/2 minutes of the game.

Thunder 109, Bucks 99: Kevin Durant scored 30 points, Russell Westbrook had 23 points, 10 assists and 13 rebounds for visiting Oklahoma City. Ersan Ilyasova had 29 points and 14 rebounds for Milwaukee.

Rockets 98, Clippers 81: Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsons and Francisco Garcia scored 15 points apiece to lead host Houston. Houston was playing without leading scorer James Harden, who missed his third game of the season with a right ankle sprain. Houston snapped a two-game losing streak.

76ers 100, Bobcats 92: Jrue Holiday scored 10 straight points down the stretch and Evan Turner finished with 21 for host Philadelphia. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 21 for Charlotte, which has the worst record in the NBA.

Grizzlies 99, Timberwolves 86: Marc Gasol scored 21 points and Memphis pulled away in the fourth quarter. The Grizzlies ended a five-game road losing streak.

Hawks 97, Magic 88: Ivan Johnson scored 21 points off the bench and Devin Harris had 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter for host Atlanta.

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-- AP

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