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Bulls Down Dallas 88-83 - Match Report

The Bulls grabbed an 88-83 win over the Mavericks on Friday, behind a 22-point effort from Derrick Rose at American Airlines Center.

The Bulls were a 5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 193.5.

Chicago got 17 points from Taj Gibson and another 14 points from Kyle Korver. Derrick Rose contributed 6 assists, while Taj Gibson cleaned the glass with 18 rebounds.

The Mavericks got a 36-point performance from Dirk Nowitzki, who was supported by 12 points from Caron Butler. Jason Terry had 8 assists in a losing cause for Dallas, while Tyson Chandler grabbed 10 rebounds.

Chicago led at halftime, 39-35.

The rebound battle favored Chicago as they grabbed 59 boards, while Dallas only had 34.

Chicago heads into a battle against the Lakers. Dallas, meanwhile, will have their next action against Atlanta.