Recap - Mavericks Defeat Cleveland 124-107
|Recap - Mavericks Defeat Cleveland 124-107|
Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points leading the Mavericks to a 124-107 victory over Cleveland at American Airlines Center on Monday.
The Mavericks were a 9-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 205.5.
Dallas got 22 points from Monta Ellis and another 18 points from Samuel Dalembert. Jose Calderon contributed 10 assists, while Samuel Dalembert cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Cleveland got 27 points from Kyrie Irving in a losing cause and another 18 points from Luol Deng. Jarrett Jack contributed 8 assists for the Cavaliers, while Luol Deng had 8 rebounds.
The Mavericks hit the break leading 59-52 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Dallas as they grabbed 45 boards, while Cleveland only had 31.
Dallas looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Grizzlies. The Cavaliers will aim to get back on the winning track vs Los Angeles.