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Portis leads late rally, Bulls beat Mavs 108-100

CHICAGO (AP) Bobby Portis and the Chicago Bulls finally broke through with a late burst that made the difference.

Portis scored 22 points and made three straight shots during the decisive run in the fourth quarter to help Chicago roar back and beat the Dallas Mavericks 108-100 on Friday night.

Portis had 15 in the second half and Chicago used a 16-4 run in the final five minutes to end a five-game losing streak.

''I'm just trying to go out there to provide some scoring and some energy for us,'' said Portis, who played just over 34 minutes off the bench. ''If the shots are there, I'll take `em. If not, I'll move it on.''

Kris Dunn finished with 18 points and rookie Lauri Markkanen had 17 points and 12 rebounds as Chicago won for just the third time in 16 games.

Portis made a layup with 4:09 left to tie it at 96, then hit a turnaround jumper with 3:44 remaining to give Chicago its first lead. Portis followed up with a layup to make it 100-96.

''With Bobby, it's all about confidence,'' coach Fred Hoiberg said. ''He's not shying away from anything. He's not shying away from a shot, certainly.

''When he gets in that rhythm, when he gets in that zone, he's fun to watch.''

Then 3-point shots by Dunn and Markkanen and a jumper by Zach LaVine, who had 16 points, sent the Bulls to the win.

Harrison Barnes scored 26 points and rookie Dennis Smith Jr. had 25 as Dallas lost for the 13th time in 16 games. The Mavericks have dropped six straight on the road.

Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points. The 39-year-old German's season high was 22 against the Lakers on Feb. 10.

Nowitzki pointed to untimely turnovers down the stretch that did in the Mavericks. Dallas had 16 for the game and nine in the second half.

''We really didn't play smart enough to pull this one out,'' Nowitzki said. ''We've been in plenty of close games this year. Unfortunately, we haven't really found ways of holding on consistently. Otherwise we'd be in the playoff hunt.''

For most of the game, Smith stood out against Markkanen in a matchup of 20-year-old rookies. Markkanen entered fourth in rookie scoring (14.8 points per game) and Smith fifth (14.6).

Dallas settled for a 49-47 lead at the half after opening an 11-point lead in the first quarter and 14-point advantage in the second. The Mavericks raced ahead 10-0 just 3:12 in on Barnes' driving dunk and went up 21-10 on Smith's jumper with 4:51 left.

Dallas stretched the lead to 42-28 on JJ Barea's 3-pointer 4:04 into the second quarter, but an 11-0 run, capped by LaVine's three-point play, got the Bulls back into the game.

The Mavericks made their first five field goal attempts of the third, including consecutive 3s by Wesley Matthews, Smith and Barnes to open the lead to 62-52. Dallas stretched the lead to 73-59 on Smith's running layup midway through the quarter.

TIP-INS

Mavericks: Smith scored 15 points in the first half on 6-of-9 shooting. ... Barnes scored 13 in the first half, going 6 for 12 from the floor. ... Forward Nerlens Noel played 15 minutes in his second game back from thumb surgery.

Bulls: Hoiberg said he planned to give Portis just his second start of the season in the Bulls' next game, on Monday against Boston. ... C Robin Lopez was inactive for a fifth straight game. ... Forward Jarell Eddie, who was signed to a 10-day contract, was assigned to the G League Windy City Bulls on Friday.

TAKING AMES

Three of four NBA players from Ames, Iowa were in the building. Barnes and fellow Dallas forward Doug McDermott, along with Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, all attended Ames High School. Hoiberg went on to play at Iowa State, located in Ames, before 10 NBA seasons. He returned to Iowa State to coach for six seasons.

Dick Gibbs, 69, was the first Ames high school product to play in the NBA (1971-76)

UP NEXT

Mavericks: Host New Orleans on Sunday night in the opener of a four-game homestand.

Bulls: Host Boston on Monday night.

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Key Players
H. Barnes
40 SF
Z. LaVine
8 PG
26.7 Min. Per Game 26.7
17.7 Pts. Per Game 17.7
3.0 Ast. Per Game 3.0
4.5 Reb. Per Game 4.5
45.0 Field Goal % 40.1
44.9 Three Point % 39.6
83.8 Free Throw % 80.5
  Offensive rebound by David Nwaba 0:14
  Zach LaVine missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:16
  Defensive rebound by David Nwaba 0:42
  Harrison Barnes missed jump shot 0:42
+ 2 Zach LaVine made jump shot 0:53
+ 1 Harrison Barnes made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:12
+ 1 Harrison Barnes made 1st of 2 free throws 1:12
  Shooting foul on Bobby Portis 1:12
+ 3 Lauri Markkanen made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach LaVine 1:18
  Defensive rebound by Lauri Markkanen 1:38
  Yogi Ferrell missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:41
Team Stats
Points 100 108
Field Goals 35-84 (41.7%) 42-89 (47.2%)
3-Pointers 13-29 (44.8%) 10-27 (37.0%)
Free Throws 17-21 (81.0%) 14-20 (70.0%)
Total Rebounds 52 54
Offensive 12 11
Defensive 33 35
Team 7 8
Assists 21 24
Steals 6 9
Blocks 4 2
Turnovers 16 13
Fouls 15 18
Technicals 1 1
26 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST
K. Dunn PG 32
18 PTS, 7 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Mavericks 19-44 32173615100
home team logo Bulls 21-41 24233130108
Team Stats
away team logo Mavericks 19-44 109.4 PPG 45.6 RPG 22.7 APG
home team logo Bulls 21-41 101.3 PPG 41.3 RPG 21.6 APG
Key Players
H. Barnes SF 17.9 PPG 4.4 RPG 1.2 APG 41.7 FG%
B. Portis PF 10.7 PPG 8.4 RPG 1.4 APG 41.7 FG%
Top Scorers
H. Barnes SF 26 PTS 7 REB 2 AST
B. Portis PF 22 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
41.7 FG% 47.2
44.8 3PT FG% 37.0
81.0 FT% 70.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
H. Barnes 34 26 7 2 0 0 3 1 9/19 1/3 7/7 1 6 34 -1
D. Smith Jr. 34 25 1 3 1 0 1 1 9/17 2/3 5/8 0 1 32 -1
D. Nowitzki 27 18 6 2 0 2 2 3 6/10 5/8 1/1 1 5 28 +9
D. Powell 25 6 11 1 0 0 0 3 3/5 0/0 0/1 1 10 19 -6
W. Matthews 31 5 2 4 1 0 0 2 2/9 1/5 0/0 1 1 16 +1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
H. Barnes 34 26 7 2 0 0 3 1 9/19 1/3 7/7 1 6 34 -1
D. Smith Jr. 34 25 1 3 1 0 1 1 9/17 2/3 5/8 0 1 32 -1
D. Nowitzki 27 18 6 2 0 2 2 3 6/10 5/8 1/1 1 5 28 +9
D. Powell 25 6 11 1 0 0 0 3 3/5 0/0 0/1 1 10 19 -6
W. Matthews 31 5 2 4 1 0 0 2 2/9 1/5 0/0 1 1 16 +1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. McDermott 23 8 7 1 0 0 2 1 2/8 2/2 2/2 3 4 15 -18
J. Barea 20 6 1 3 0 0 4 1 2/7 2/5 0/0 0 1 9 -14
M. Kleber 4 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 1/1 0/0 2/2 1 1 7 +10
Y. Ferrell 24 2 2 3 2 0 1 0 1/5 0/3 0/0 0 2 11 -12
N. Noel 15 0 6 1 2 2 2 2 0/3 0/0 0/0 4 2 10 -8
S. Hopson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Motley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mejri - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Finney-Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Collinsworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 237 100 45 21 6 4 16 15 35/84 13/29 17/21 12 33 181 -40
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Dunn 34 18 7 7 1 1 2 5 6/12 3/4 3/4 0 7 39 +9
L. Markkanen 34 17 12 1 0 0 0 2 7/15 3/5 0/0 4 8 31 +12
Z. LaVine 34 16 2 6 1 0 2 1 6/14 1/5 3/3 0 2 29 +3
D. Nwaba 33 10 11 5 3 1 2 3 4/9 0/2 2/2 2 9 33 +10
C. Felicio 24 8 3 0 0 0 3 2 3/5 0/0 2/4 1 2 8 -17
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Dunn 34 18 7 7 1 1 2 5 6/12 3/4 3/4 0 7 39 +9
L. Markkanen 34 17 12 1 0 0 0 2 7/15 3/5 0/0 4 8 31 +12
Z. LaVine 34 16 2 6 1 0 2 1 6/14 1/5 3/3 0 2 29 +3
D. Nwaba 33 10 11 5 3 1 2 3 4/9 0/2 2/2 2 9 33 +10
C. Felicio 24 8 3 0 0 0 3 2 3/5 0/0 2/4 1 2 8 -17
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Portis 34 22 5 2 0 0 2 3 9/16 2/5 2/4 3 2 29 +21
D. Valentine 21 7 3 2 1 0 1 1 3/8 1/4 0/1 0 3 14 +6
J. Grant 6 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 2/2 0 1 7 -3
C. Payne 13 4 1 0 2 0 0 1 2/6 0/1 0/0 0 1 7 -1
N. Vonleh 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1/3 0/1 0/0 1 0 3 0
J. Holiday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Asik - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Lopez - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Eddie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Blakeney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Zipser - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Arcidiacono - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 108 46 24 9 2 13 18 42/89 10/27 14/20 11 35 200 +40