Dallas Defeats Miami 98-96 - Recap

Miami was scorched by Dirk Nowitzki for 26 points as the Mavericks defated the Heat 98-96 in NBA action on Monday.

The Mavericks were a 7-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 193.5.

Jason Terry had 19 points for Dallas and Caron Butler chipped in with 13 points. Jason Kidd had 7 assists for the Mavericks, while Shawn Marion was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.

The Heat got a 22-point performance from Dwyane Wade, who was supported by 19 points from LeBron James. Dwyane Wade had 7 assists in a losing cause for Miami, while LeBron James grabbed 10 rebounds.

Dallas trailed at halftime, 44-43.

The rebound battle favored Dallas as they grabbed 48 boards, while Miami only had 44.

Dallas heads into a battle against the Magic. Miami, meanwhile, will have their next action against Phoenix.