Updated: Wednesday, 09 April 2014 13:09 | By Agence France-Presse

Nowitzki and Nash make NBA history

A pair of former Dallas Maverick teammates, Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash, made National Basketball Association history on the same night by achieving a couple of milestones.


Nowitzki and Nash make NBA history

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks, pictured during an NBA game at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on January 17, 2014 - by Christian Petersen

Current Maverick Nowitzki vaulted into 10th place on the league's all-time scoring list on Tuesday night while former Dallas guard Nash moved into third place on the all-time assist list.

Germany's Nowitzki finished with 21 points to move past Oscar Robertson to take over sole possession of 10th in the Mavericks 95-83 win over Utah.

Nowitzki now has 27,714 points for his career, Robertson had 26,710.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nash passed Mark Jackson to grab third place all-time on the assist list. Nash now has 10,335 career assists.

Canada's Nash set the mark with two minutes left in the second quarter of the Lakers game against the Houston Rockets.

Jackson, who is now coach of the Golden State Warriors, congratulated Nash via Twitter.

"Congrats to the great Steve Nash on passing me on the all time assist list! I am honored!! God Bless."

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