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Dallas Defeats Detroit 113-102 - Recap

Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points leading the Mavericks to a 113-102 victory over Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday.

Dallas was a favorite by 3 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 212.5.

Vince Carter had 18 points for Dallas and Monta Ellis chipped in with 12 points. Monta Ellis had 13 assists for the Mavericks, while Shawn Marion was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Detroit got 32 points from Josh Smith in a losing cause and another 17 points from Greg Monroe. Will Bynum contributed 8 assists for the Pistons, while Greg Monroe had 17 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Dallas were victorious, as the score was 64-54 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Dallas as they grabbed 50 boards, while Detroit only had 39.

Next game, Dallas takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Detroit, they head home to face Golden State.