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Dallas Defeats Minnesota 113-98 - Recap

Darren Collison scored 23 points leading the Mavericks to a 113-98 victory over Minnesota at American Airlines Center on Monday.

Dallas won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 195.5.

Dallas got 20 points from O.J. Mayo and another 20 points from Elton Brand. O.J. Mayo contributed 9 assists, while Shawn Marion cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Minnesota got 21 points from J.J. Barea in a losing cause and another 20 points from Nikola Pekovic. Ricky Rubio contributed 6 assists for the Timberwolves, while Nikola Pekovic had 12 rebounds.

The Mavericks hit the break leading 55-45 before taking care of business in the second half.

Minnesota won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 46-33.

Next game, Dallas takes its act home to face Houston looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Los Angeles.