Mavs scrape past Bulls

Mavs scrape past Bulls

Dirk Nowitzki netted 43 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks in a 114-113 win over the Chicago Bulls in overtime Saturday night.

Dallas failed to cover the 7-point spread, while the 227 points sailed OVER the posted total of 209.

Nowitzki also grabbed nine rebounds for the Mavericks, and Jose Juan Barea added 20 in the win.

Tyrus Thomas had a double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls. Ben Gordon dropped a team-high 25 points in the loss.