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Recap - Mavericks Defeat Cleveland 102-97

Dallas earned a 102-97 victory over Cleveland on Monday, getting 22 points from Monta Ellis at Quicken Loans Arena.

Dallas won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 206.5.

Dallas got 18 points from Shawn Marion and another 17 points from Dirk Nowitzki. Monta Ellis contributed 8 assists, while Dirk Nowitzki cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Cleveland got 26 points from Kyrie Irving in a losing cause and another 20 points from Luol Deng. Kyrie Irving contributed 9 assists for the Cavaliers, while Anderson Varejao had 21 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Dallas were victorious, as the score was 59-37 at the break.

Cleveland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 46-39.

Dallas looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Raptors. The Cavaliers will aim to get back on the winning track vs Chicago.