Mavericks vs Nets Final: 87-86 - Recap

Dallas earned an 87-86 victory over New Jersey on Saturday, getting 23 points from Dirk Nowitzki at Prudential Center.

Dallas did not, however, defeat the Nets against the spread, which closed at 4.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 186.5.

Tyson Chandler had 19 points for Dallas and Jason Terry chipped in with 11 points. Jason Kidd had 8 assists for the Mavericks, while Shawn Marion was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

The Nets got a 24-point performance from Brook Lopez, who was supported by 15 points from Devin Harris. Devin Harris had 11 assists in a losing cause for New Jersey, while Kris Humphries grabbed 15 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Dallas were victorious, as the score was 48-45 at the break.

Dallas heads into a battle against the Clippers. New Jersey, meanwhile, will have their next action against Cleveland.