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NBA Game Summary - Dallas at Chicago



(Saturday, December 28th)

Final Score: Dallas 105, Chicago 83

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Monta Ellis had 22 points, Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter scored 18 apiece and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 105-83 win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.

Nowitzki made all four of his 3-pointers and the Mavericks were 13-for-26 as a team while shooting better than 52 percent overall. They won for the second time in their last five games.

"They made a couple of runs but we were able to sustain and come out with a good victory," said Shawn Marion, who had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Mavs.

Joakim Noah had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who had a two-game winning streak snapped -- their only back-to-back wins since losing Derrick Rose to another knee injury on Nov. 22.

Bulls leading scorer Luol Deng (Achilles) missed his fourth straight game.

The Mavericks outscored the Bulls 61-34 in the first half.

Chicago led 17-15 with 3 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter but Dallas used an extended 24-4 run spanning the first two frames to take control of the game.

Carter and Ellis scored six apiece in the surge, Nowitzki had a four-point play and Shane Larkin's 3-pointer made it 39-21 about three minutes into the second quarter.

"They are a terrific offensive team," said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, "so if they get their confidence early, you're in for a tough night."

Dallas' lead reached 29 twice near the end of the half, the first time on a Nowitzki jumper. Carter led all players with 14 points in the half, hitting four of his five shots, including a trio of 3s.

Already in control, the Mavs got hot in the third quarter, shooting almost 69 percent and pushing their lead as high as 32. It was 86-56 going into the fourth and the Bulls never got closer than 14 the rest of the way.

Game Notes

Chicago had won four of its last five against Dallas ... Both teams play on the road Monday. The Mavericks will face Minnesota and the Bulls will play Memphis.

12/29 01:25:02 ET

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Scoreboard
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Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
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Final
SEA 2
TOR 8
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HOU 10
DET 8
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BAL 2
MIA 5
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CIN 2
CLE 5
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OAK 7
TAM 2
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ANA 1
BOS 6
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MIL 1
ATL 2
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NYM 1
PIT 9
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PHI 1
WAS 4
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MIN 8
CWS 1
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STL 6
KAN 1
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CHC 3
ARI 4
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SDP 11
LOS 3
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SFG 2
COL 11
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TEX 5
NYY 2
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KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
COL
CIN
 
1:10pm Today
PHI
NYM
 
1:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
 
2:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
 
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SFG
MIL
 
2:20pm Today
WAS
CHC
 
4:05pm Today
DET
OAK
 
4:10pm Today
TEX
CLE
 
4:15pm Today
ARI
STL
 
7:05pm Tonight
MIA
PIT
 
7:07pm Tonight
CWS
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
SEA
TAM
 
8:10pm Tonight
ATL
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Final
ATL 111
CLE 114
9:00pm Tonight
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HOU
 
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TAM 2
NYR 0
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CHI
ANA
 
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
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