Dallas got 17 points from Darren Collison en route to a 99-91 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.
Bettors who backed the Mavericks were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 8.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 186.5.
Brandan Wright had 14 points for Dallas and O.J. Mayo chipped in with 12 points. Rodrigue Beaubois had 5 assists for the Mavericks, while Elton Brand was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Los Angeles got 23 points from Pau Gasol in a losing cause and another 22 points from Kobe Bryant. Pau Gasol contributed 6 assists for the Lakers, while Pau Gasol had 13 rebounds.
Dallas led at halftime, 48-46.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 46-40.
Dallas heads into a battle against the Jazz. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against Portland.