The Mavericks got a 42-point performance from Dirk Nowitzki as Dallas handed Detroit an 88-84 defeat on Tuesday at American Airlines Center.
Bettors who backed the Mavericks were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 9. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 191.5.
Jason Terry had 16 points for Dallas and Caron Butler chipped in with 11 points. Jason Kidd had 10 assists for the Mavericks, while Dirk Nowitzki was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.
Detroit got 19 points from Tayshaun Prince in a losing cause and another 19 points from Rodney Stuckey. Tracy McGrady contributed 4 assists for the Pistons, while Greg Monroe had 8 rebounds.
The Mavericks hit the break trailing 42-38 before taking care of business in the second half.
Detroit won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 46-42.
Dallas looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Thunder. The Pistons will aim to get back on the winning track at Memphis.