Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points for Dallas on Friday, leading the Mavericks to a 93-81 victory over Utah at EnergySolutions Arena.
Dallas won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 193.5.
Dallas got 16 points from Caron Butler and another 15 points from Jason Kidd. Jason Kidd contributed 7 assists, while Tyson Chandler cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Utah got 21 points from Paul Millsap in a losing cause and another 18 points from Al Jefferson. Deron Williams contributed 7 assists for the Jazz, while Al Jefferson had 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Utah were victorious, as the score was 43-39 at the break.
Utah won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 43-37.
Dallas looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Kings. The Jazz will aim to get back on the winning track vs Memphis.