Julius Randle #30 of the New Orleans Pelicans celebrates with Darius Miller #21 of the New Orleans Pelicans in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on March 18, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
(AP) Dirk Nowitzki passed Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place on the NBA's career scoring list, but Elfrid Payton had his fifth straight triple-double to help New Orleans beat Dallas 129-125 in overtime Monday night.
Payton finished with 19 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Dallas rookie Luka Doncic had a triple-double of his own with 29 points, 13 boards and 10 assists.
Julius Randle scored 11 of his 30 points in the final 3:29 of regulation, helping the Pelicans rally to force overtime.
Nowitzki moved past Chamberlain (31,419 points) on one of his signature long-range jumpers with 8:35 remaining in the first quarter. The 40-year-old German took a feed from Doncic and backed down Kenrich Williams before turning and launching from the top of the key.
Entering the game needing four points to pass Chamberlain, Nowitzki started for the ninth time this season. He made his first two shots to end the suspense with a sellout crowd on its feet.
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