Dallas earned a 96-92 victory over Los Angeles on Monday, getting 22 points from Dirk Nowitzki at American Airlines Center.
The Mavericks were a 3.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 189.5.
Dallas got 16 points from Shawn Marion and another 10 points from Vince Carter. Jason Kidd contributed 4 assists, while Brendan Haywood cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Los Angeles got 23 points from Caron Butler in a losing cause and another 20 points from Blake Griffin. Chris Paul contributed 9 assists for the Clippers, while DeAndre Jordan had 9 rebounds.
Dallas led at halftime, 55-47.
The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 50 boards, while Dallas only had 36.
Next game, Dallas takes its act home to face Denver looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head home to face Washington.