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Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki needs nine rebounds in Tuesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs to become the seventh player in NBA history with 27,000 or more points and 10,000 or more rebounds, per Earl K. Sneed of the Mavericks' official website.

Nowitzki, whose wife gave birth to the couple's second child Monday night/Tuesday morning, enters the contest with 27,945 career points and 9,991 rebounds.

Whether Tuesday night or at a later date, the German forward will eventually join an exclusive group that is currently comprised of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Karl Malone, Shaquille O'Neal, Moses Malone and Elvin Hayes.

Nowitzki will be the first international player on the list, further cementing himself—alongside Hakeem Olajuwon—as one of the two greatest non-U.S.-born players in league history.

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Houston Rockets guard James Harden is the only player in the NBA to make 20 or more free throws in a game this season and has now accomplished the feat twice within a matter of just five days, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Harden led the Rockets to a 110-100 road victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday, making 21 of his 22 free-throw attempts as part of a 44-point performance.

He also made 10 of his 21 shots from the field, including three of his eight tries from beyond the arc. And, as if all that scoring wasn't enough, Harden added four rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and two steals with only four turnovers in a whopping 43 minutes.

Just four days earlier, Harden made 22 of his 25 attempts from the charity stripe in a 118-108 win over the Denver Nuggets, finishing with a season-high 50 points over 40 minutes.

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews recorded the 500th point of his career during the third period of Monday's 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, per the Blackhawks' official Twitter account.

The milestone point came with just 40 seconds remaining in the game, when forward Andrew Shaw scored an empty-netter—his second goal of the game—with Joakim Nordstrom getting the primary assist and Toews picking up the secondary assist.

The helper was Toews' 37th of the season, to go along with 23 goals. He now has 60 points for the fifth time in his eight-year career, having reached the mark in every season in which he has played more than 64 games.

With 218 career goals and 282 assists, the 26-year-old Canadian has always done a nice job of finding a balance between being a playmaker and finisher. He has put up 20-plus goals and 20-plus assists in each of his eight NHL seasons, with 30-plus assists in every campaign except for the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.

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Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond grabbed 22 rebounds in Sunday's 105-97 win over the Boston Celtics, giving him 10 games with 20 or more boards this season, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has also produced 10 such games, while no other player has more than four, per Basketball-Reference.com's play index.

In fact, only seven players have turned in multiple 20-board games this season, with Drummond and Jordan joined by Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (four), Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (three), Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler (two), Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe (two) and Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (two).

Last season, Drummond and Jordan tied for the NBA lead with seven such games, but 11 different players had multiple 20-board performances, per Basketball-Reference.com's play index.

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Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari dropped 40 points in Sunday's 119-100 win over the Orlando Magic to set a new personal best for single-game scoring, per Joshua Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.

The oft-injured 26-year-old forward made 12 of his 21 shots from the field, including six of his 13 attempts from beyond the arc. He also converted 10 of his 11 free-throw attempts, adding seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks, with only a single turnover.

It was easily Gallinari's finest showing of the season, as he previously hadn't scored more than 26 points in any game. He also recorded multiple blocks for the first time this season, upping his average for the campaign to a mere 0.3 swats per game.

Gallinari did all of this in a modest 33 minutes, hitting the 40-point mark with more than eight minutes remaining in the blowout victory. He was removed for good just a few seconds later, preventing him from making a run at 50 points.

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook recorded 12 points, 10 rebounds and 17 assists in Sunday's 93-75 win over the Miami Heat, making him the seventh player since 1985-86 to record 10 or more triple-doubles in a single season, per Sportsnet Stats.

With Thunder forward Kevin Durant sidelined by a foot injury since Feb. 19, Westbrook has recorded eight of those triple-doubles in his last 13 games.

Per ESPN Stats & Info, the 26-year-old guard is the first player since Jason Kidd in 2007-08 to notch 10 triple-doubles in the same season.

Prior to Kidd and Westbrook, the last three players to accomplish this feat were Grant Hill, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry scored his 30th and 31st goals of the season during the first period of Sunday's 7-2 loss to the New York Rangers, giving him five 30-goal seasons through his first 10 NHL campaigns.

While his impressive showing wasn't nearly enough to get the job done in Sunday's ugly blowout, the 29-year-old winger has again been one of the keys to Anaheim's success, with the Ducks on the verge of their eighth postseason appearance in Perry's 10 seasons.

Despite missing 15 of the team's 74 games to date, Perry comfortably leads the Ducks in goals, while his 50 points are second to only Ryan Getzlaf's 66.

A staple for the Ducks since he was selected 28th overall in the 2003 NHL entry draft, Perry ranks second on the all-time franchise list for games (714), third for goals (294), fourth for assists (303) and fourth for points (597), per Hockey-Reference.com.

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With the announcement of his retirement over the weekend, guard Steve Nash will finish his career as the NBA's all-time leader in free-throw percentage, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The 41-year-old future Hall of Famer converted at a 90.43 percent clip from the charity stripe over the course of his 18-year career, edging out Mark Price (90.39 percent) for the top spot on the all-time list.

Nash led the league in free-throw percentage in 2005-06 and 2009-10, with the first of those seasons marking the second of his back-to-back MVP campaigns.

While the MVP awards remain a topic of occasional debate to this day, there's no question that Nash will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame, despite never playing in the NBA Finals.

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Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his 20th goal of the season in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, making him just the fourth blueliner in franchise history to tally 20 or more goals in a single season, per Coyotes Media Relations Coordinator Greg Dillard.

The milestone goal was rather impressive, with the 23-year-old Swede taking the puck coast-to-coast and then putting his own rebound past Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom to tie the game at 1-1 in the first period. It was actually the second rebound that Ekman-Larsson sneaked in, as he was credited with three shots on goal for the impressive sequence.

Of course, his solo effort wasn't enough to snap the Coyotes' losing streak, which now stands at an NHL-worst eight games.

Arizona has dropped to the bottom of the Western Conference standings, conveniently making a push for the NHL's worst record as a loaded draft approaches.

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Sitting at 48 assists through 68 games this season, San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton needs just two more helpers to become the 16th player in NHL history with 50 or more assists in 10 different seasons, per Sportsnet Stats.

Following an assist-less showing in Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, the 35-year-old center will get his next crack at the milestone in Monday's road game against the Ottawa Senators.

While largely a pushover in recent seasons, the Senators suddenly find themselves in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race, due in large part to some fantastic work by rookie goaltender Andrew Hammond, who has widely become known as "The Hamburglar."

Thornton and the Sharks thus figure to have their hands full, though the veteran did produce a pair of multi-assist games last week, and the Hamburglar finally seems to be cooling down a bit.