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Dirk Scores 23,000th Point As Mavs Top Bucks 102-76

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136968627 Dirk Scores 23,000th Point As Mavs Top Bucks 102 76

DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 13: A display announcement is seen as Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks notches his 23,000th career point against the Milwaukee Bucks on January 13, 2012 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki went over 23,000 career points, Vince Carter had his highest-scoring game in Dallas and the Mavericks stretched their winning streak to four games with a 102-76 victory over Milwaukee on Friday night.

The defending NBA champion Mavericks (6-4) are finally on a roll after an 0-3 start.

Nowitzki became the 23rd NBA player with 23,000 points. He finished with 11 and his 23,008 career points are third among active players behind Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett.

Brandon Jennings scored 19 points for the Bucks (4-7), who were without 7-foot center Andrew Bogut (concussion-like symptoms).

Carter had 11 of his 16 points in the first 6 1/2 minutes of the game.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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