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Boston vs Dallas Recap - Mavericks Win 89-73

Boston was victimized for 26 points and 16 rebounds by Dirk Nowitzki as the Mavericks defeated the Celtics 89-73 in NBA action on Monday.

Dallas won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 176.5.

Jason Terry had 16 points for Dallas and Shawn Marion chipped in with 11 points. Jason Kidd had 8 assists for the Mavericks, while Dirk Nowitzki was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 16 boards.

The Celtics got a 20-point performance from Paul Pierce, who was supported by 15 points from Ray Allen. Mickael Pietrus had 4 assists in a losing cause for Boston, while Mickael Pietrus grabbed 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Dallas were victorious, as the score was 44-34 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Dallas as they grabbed 51 boards, while Boston only had 44.

Next game, Dallas takes its act home to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Boston, they head on the road to face Oklahoma City.