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Vince Carter passes Dirk Nowitzki for third all-time in games played

From NBA.com Staff

Vince Carter has now seen more NBA games than all but two players in the league’s history.

Carter, who earlier this month became the first ever to play in four different decades, passed Dirk Nowitzki on Thursday for third on the all-time games played list. The 1998 fifth overall pick has seen time in 1,523 games, more than anyone save for Robert Parish (1,611) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,560).

The 22-year veteran made his latest appearance count in the Hawks’ surprise win over Philadelphia. Carter scored 14 points, an NBA record for any player 43 years or older. The previous mark was 12 points set by Parish on Dec. 13, 1996.

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