Dirk Nowitzki scored his 30,000th point in the NBA with 10 minutes and 58 seconds remaining in the second quarter of Tuesday's game. Nowitzki entered the game needing 20 points to reach the milestone.

Nowitzki joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain as the other members of the 30,000 club.

Nowitzki's teammates and owner Mark Cuban mobbed him during a timeout while the American Airlines Center crowd gave him a roaring standing ovation. 

"It's been sort of surreal -- 30,000 is amazing, a lot of points," Nowitzki said. 

"Obviously, every milestone makes you reflect a little bit, reflect on people who helped you, been with you all this way, from all the coaches and Cuban and all the teammates I had, the fans that went with me through thick and thin.

"It's been an amazing ride, and hopefully a couple of more baskets are coming and then it's time to ride off into the sunset."