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Dirk Nowitzki joins 3 Hall of Famers as the only 37-year-olds to score 40 points in a game

Nowitzki joined Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone on an elite list.

Dirk Nowitzki doesn't care about things like age or time, he just likes getting buckets. He had 40 points in a 132-120 OT win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, becoming the fourth player 37 years or older in NBA history to score at least 40 points in a game.

He joined Michael Jordan (who did it eight times), Karl Malone (two times) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (four times).

And he did it in style -- staring down this dagger that ended a 14-0 Mavericks run to start overtime and essentially end the Blazers.

Nowitzki is a national treasure.

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