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The Dallas Mavericks picked up there 6th road win and there 14th win overall this season as they got by the Chicago Bulls 99-98 Tuesday night. The Mavericks are currently 12th in the Western Conference standings, but have managed to sweep the Bulls in the two games they played this season. Dwayne Wade did have a chance to win the game for the Bulls, but he missed a 21-foot jumper as time expired.

The Bulls got out of the gate quickly scoring the first seven points of the game. Dallas did comeback with an 18-10 run to take there first lead of the game at 18-17. A Robin Lopez jumper gave the lead right back to the Bulls and they held it the rest of the quarter. After the 1st quarter Chicago led 28-24.

The Mavericks fought back to tie the game at 31 all. The game was tied again at 33 all before the Mavericks where able to take control. Dallas built a nine point lead 46-37 with 5:46 left in the quarter, but the Bulls used a 8 to 1 run to cut the Mavericks lead to two points 47-45 with 2:31 left in the quarter. Chicago managed just two more points in the quarter and the Mavericks where able to pull out to a seven point lead at halftime 54-47.

At the start of the 3rd quarter the Mavericks got out to there biggest lead of the game after Harrison Barnes hit a jumper to give them a 13 point lead at 64-51. The Bulls used the rest of the quarter to chip away at the Dallas lead. While the Bulls never took the lead back they did cut the Dallas lead to just two points by the end of the quarter. Heading into the final quarter the  Mavericks had a 76-74 lead.

The game was tied five different times in the 4th quarter. There where five lead changes in the 4th quarter. The biggest lead Dallas had in the quarter was five pints while the biggest lead Chicago had was four points. Doug McDermott tied the game for the final time at 96 all when he hit a short jump shot with :59 seconds left. After a Dallas miss Jimmy Butler hit a jumper to put the Bulls ahead 98-96 with :22 seconds left. The Mavericks moved the ball down the floor and with :11 seconds left Wesley Matthews hit a 3-pointer to give Dallas the lead at 99-98. The Bulls used a time out to set up there final possession, but it ended in a Dwayne Wade miss as time expired.

All five Dallas starters scored in double figures led by Harrison Barnes with 20 points. Seth Curry had 18 points. Deron Williams and Wesley Matthews each had 11 points. Dirk Nowitzki posted a double-double with 10 points and a game high 10 rebounds. J.J. Barea came off the Dallas bench to add 12 points.

Jimmy Butler was the Bulls and the games high scorer with 24 points. Butler also handed out a game high 12 assists and just missed a tripe-double as he grabbed a team high 9 rebounds. Robin Lopez had 21 points while Dwayne Wade scored 17 points. Michael Carter-Williams was the other Bulls starter in double figures with 10 points.

This was the Mavericks 3rd win in a row. Dallas (14-27) will stay on the road as they take there three game winning streak to Miami for a Thursday night match up against the 12-30 Heat. The loss drops the Bulls back under .500 at 21-22. Chicago gets a couple of days off before they travel to Atlanta to face the 24-17 Hawks on Friday night.


A day after beating the Eastern Conference leading Cleveland Cavaliers the Chicago Bulls were blown out by the team with the worst record in the NBA the Dallas Mavericks by 25 points. What can you even look for? It is the 2nd of a back to back or maybe the fact that Dwayne Wade was given the night off. Even though the Bulls are at a weird point of their schedule where they play 10 games in 12 days, but this is just the second game of that schedule. Maybe it was just as simple as they looked past a team that was 3-15 coming into the game. It also didn’t help the Bulls that the Mavericks went 13 of 31 (41.9%) from behind the 3-point line, but anyway it’s a loss and not a good one.

As hard as it might be to believe in today’s NBA, but the Mavericks never trailed in this game. Dallas scored the first 7 points of the game and built the lead to 17 at 23 to 6 before the Bulls knew what hit them. The Bulls did close the 1st quarter on a 12-6 run to cut the Mavericks lead to 11 points 29-18 at the end of the 1st.

The teams played a very even 2nd quarter. The Bulls could only get as close as 6 points and the Mavericks biggest lead they built in the quarter was 13 points. Overall the Mavericks outscored the Bulls 28 to 27 in the 2nd quarter. Going into halftime the Mavericks had a 12 point lead at 57-45.

The Mavericks continued to build on there lead in the 3rd quarter. Dallas grab a 21 point lead on two different occasions. First at 74-53 after a Dwight Powell dunk with 6:01 left in the quarter and then again at 79-58 after a Wesley Matthews 3 pointer with 3:24 left in the quarter. The Bulls cut 6 points off the lead, but still went into the 4th quarter down 82-66.

Down 16 points maybe the Bulls thought the game was pout of hand as their bench played the majority of the 4th quarter. With the bench players on the floor the Bulls scored just 16 points and the Mavericks where able to add to the lead scoring 25 points in the 4th quarter. By outscoring the Bulls by 9 points in the final quarter the Mavericks picked up there 4th win of the season 107-82.

Wesley Matthews had 26 points which tied him for the games high scorer. Matthews did most of his damage from behind the 3 point line going 7 of 11 in the game. Harrison Barnes had 22 points while Dorian Finney-Smith added 11 points. Dwight Powell came off the Dallas bench to score 17 points. Andrew Bogut was the games leading rebounder with 11 and Deron Williams led everyone in assists with 15.

Jimmy Butler was the other player in the game with 26 points as he led the Bulls in scoring. Robin Lopez had  points and Taj Gibson added 11 points. Isaiah Canaan came off the Bulls bench to score  points..

The win improved Dallas to- on the season while the Bulls saw there record drop to 11-8. The Mavericks get a day off before hosting the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. There is a chance the Mavericks will have Dirk Nowitzi back for that game. The Bulls will also have Sunday off as they head back to Chicago where they’ll host the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.