Chicago at Dallas

Mavericks 88, Bulls 83

CBSSports.com wire reports
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DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki was in regular-season form with 30 points and 10 rebounds, Caron Butler scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls 88-83 on Thursday night.

Butler's 22-footer with 5:22 left gave Dallas (1-1) the lead for good at 76-75. He scored his team's next seven, capped by a 3-pointer with 3:14 to play that extended the Mavericks' advantage to 83-75.

Derrick Rose scored 17 points for Chicago (0-2). Center Joakim Noah, who agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract extension on Sunday, had 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Nowitzki's 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds left in the second quarter gave Dallas a 45-44 edge at the break. The Mavericks carried a 66-63 lead into the final quarter.

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Scoreboard
Chicago 0-22321192083
Dallas 1-1 «1827212288
CHI: Pts
CHI: Reb
CHI: Ast
DAL: Pts
DAL: Reb
DAL: Ast
Chicago
K. Thomas, PFDid Not Play
B. Scalabrine, CDid Not Play
C. Boozer, PFDid Not Play
K. Bogans, SGDid Not Play
K. Korver, SGDid Not Play
L. Deng, SFDid Not Play
J. Lucas, PGDid Not Play
R. Powell, SFDid Not Play
R. Brewer, SGDid Not Play
J. Noah, CDid Not Play
C. Watson, PGDid Not Play
D. Rose, PGDid Not Play
K. Weaver, SGDid Not Play
O. Asik, CDid Not Play
T. Gibson, PFDid Not Play
J. Johnson, PFDid Not Play
Totals 0-00-00000
 0.0%0.0% 
Dallas
J. Kidd, PGDid Not Play
D. Nowitzki, PFDid Not Play
S. Marion, PFDid Not Play
J. Terry, SGDid Not Play
B. Cardinal, PFDid Not Play
D. Stevenson, SGDid Not Play
T. Chandler, CDid Not Play
B. Haywood, CDid Not Play
C. Butler, SFDid Not Play
I. Mahinmi, CDid Not Play
D. Brown, PGDid Not Play
S. Novak, SFDid Not Play
J. Barea, PGDid Not Play
A. Haluska, SGDid Not Play
A. Ajinca, CDid Not Play
R. Beaubois, PGDid Not Play
D. Jones, SGDid Not Play
Totals 0-00-00000
 0.0%0.0% 
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