Dallas got 25 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 108-105 victory over Minnesota on Monday at Target Center.
Dallas did not, however, defeat the Timberwolves against the spread, which closed at 6.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 210.5.
Jason Kidd had 13 points for Dallas and Brian Cardinal chipped in with 12 points. Jason Kidd had 9 assists for the Mavericks, while Brendan Haywood was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
The Timberwolves got a 23-point performance from Kevin Love, who was supported by 20 points from Michael Beasley. Kevin Love had 5 assists in a losing cause for Minnesota, while Kevin Love grabbed 17 rebounds.
The Mavericks hit the break trailing 50-48 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Minnesota as they grabbed 45 boards, while Dallas only had 44.
Dallas heads into a battle against the Hornets. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against Indiana.