Dallas got 21 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 98-93 victory over Atlanta on Saturday at Philips Arena.
Dallas won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 192.5.
Dallas got 15 points from Jason Terry and another 13 points from Caron Butler. Jason Kidd contributed 9 assists, while Shawn Marion cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
The Hawks got a 21-point performance from Josh Smith, who was supported by 20 points from Al Horford. Jamal Crawford had 7 assists in a losing cause for Atlanta, while Al Horford grabbed 20 rebounds.
The Mavericks hit the break leading 55-43 before taking care of business in the second half.
Dallas had a 40-37 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Dallas takes its act home to face Detroit looking for another win. For Atlanta, they head home to face Boston.