Dallas vs Minnesota Recap - Mavericks Win 104-97

Minnesota was victimized by Dirk Nowitzki for 33 points as the Mavericks defeated the Timberwolves 104-97 in NBA action on Friday.

Bettors who backed the Mavericks were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 2 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 192.5.

Jason Terry had 16 points for Dallas and Vince Carter chipped in with 12 points. Jason Kidd had 10 assists for the Mavericks, while Shawn Marion was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Minnesota got 32 points from Kevin Love in a losing cause and another 20 points from Michael Beasley. Ricky Rubio contributed 8 assists for the Timberwolves, while Kevin Love had 12 rebounds.

The Mavericks hit the break leading 56-45 before taking care of business in the second half.

Minnesota won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 47-38.

Dallas heads into a battle against the Trail Blazers. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.