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Boston vs Dallas Recap - Mavericks Win 89-87

Dallas got 25 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to an 89-87 victory over Boston on Monday at American Airlines Center.

Dallas did not, however, defeat the Celtics against the spread, which closed at 3.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 188.5.

Jason Terry had 17 points for Dallas and Tyson Chandler chipped in with 12 points. Jason Kidd had 10 assists for the Mavericks, while Tyson Chandler was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.

Boston got 24 points from Paul Pierce in a losing cause and another 18 points from Kevin Garnett. Rajon Rondo contributed 15 assists for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett had 15 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Dallas were victorious, as the score was 50-40 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Boston as they grabbed 42 boards, while Dallas only had 38.

Next game, Dallas takes its act on the road to face Memphis looking for another win. For Boston, they head on the road to face Miami.