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Mavericks Fall 82-77 Against Chicago - Game Recap

Dallas was scorched by Derrick Rose for 26 points as the Bulls defated the Mavericks 82-77 in NBA action on Thursday.

The Bulls were a 3.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 185.5.

Chicago got 9 points from Kurt Thomas and another 9 points from Kyle Korver. Derrick Rose contributed 9 assists, while Luol Deng cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Dallas got 19 points from Dirk Nowitzki in a losing cause and another 12 points from Tyson Chandler. Dirk Nowitzki contributed 4 assists for the Mavericks, while Tyson Chandler had 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Chicago were victorious, as the score was 44-35 at the break.

Chicago won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 51-41.

Chicago looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Cavaliers. The Mavericks will aim to get back on the winning track at New Jersey.