Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points leading the Mavericks to a 112-108 victory over Houston at American Airlines Center on Wednesday.
Bettors who backed the Mavericks were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 1.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 221.5.
Dallas got 22 points from Shawn Marion and another 16 points from Vince Carter. O.J. Mayo contributed 12 assists, while Vince Carter cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
Houston got 28 points from James Harden in a losing cause and another 23 points from Chandler Parsons. James Harden contributed 9 assists for the Rockets, while Omer Asik had 15 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Dallas were victorious, as the score was 60-56 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Houston as they grabbed 40 boards, while Dallas only had 33.
Dallas looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Pistons. The Rockets will aim to get back on the winning track at Golden State.