National Basketball Association
Dallas 113, Chicago 99
When: 7:30 PM ET, Sunday, January 9, 2022
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
#46 Ben Taylor, #12 CJ Washington, #58 Josh Tiven
Luka Doncic recorded a triple-double of 22 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists, and the Dallas Mavericks extended their winning streak to six games while snapping the Chicago Bulls' streak of nine games, 113-99, Sunday in Dallas.
After a back-and-forth contest through the first three quarters, the Mavericks went on a 19-9 run to open the fourth quarter. That gave Dallas a double-digit-point lead it held the rest of the way and extended to as many as 18 points down the stretch.
All five Mavericks starters scored in double figures, led by Doncic. Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith scored all 18 and 12 of their points on 6-of-9 and 4-of-7 shooting from 3-point range, respectively, keying Dallas' 16-of-36 performance beyond the arc.
Jalen Brunson added 17 points and Dwight Powell scored 10. Josh Green shot 8-of-10 from the floor off the bench for 18 points.
Chicago scored at least 102 points in every game during its winning streak, but Dallas held the Bulls to just 39-of-90 shooting from the floor Sunday to keep them in double-digit scoring for the first time since Dec. 11.
For the Mavericks, it was the fifth time during their six-game winning streak and sixth time in the last seven games they held an opponent to fewer than 100 points.
Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan led Chicago with 20 points apiece, but Dallas held LaVine to 7-of-21 shooting. Nikola Vucevic went just 6-of-17 from the floor for 13 points, and Coby White was held to 1-of-4 shooting from 3-point range on a 13-point night.
Lonzo Ball was the only Bull to make more than two 3-pointers, but he finished with just nine points on 3-of-6 shooting from deep. He added six rebounds and five assists. DeRozan led Chicago with eight assists.
The Bulls built a lead of as many as 11 points in the first half before going cold in the second. They went 18-of-43 from the field after intermission to the Mavericks' 21-of-40 shooting.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
DeMar DeRozan 20
Luka Doncic 22
DeMar DeRozan 8
Luka Doncic 14
Derrick Jones Jr. 8
Luka Doncic 14
Zach LaVine 4
||Free Throws Made
Luka Doncic 4
Lonzo Ball 3
Tim Hardaway Jr. 3
Tony Bradley 1
Dorian Finney-Smith 1
Team Stats Summary
Dallas will play their next game on the road against New York. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .611 after a loss.
Chicago will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Bulls have a W/L % of .704 after a win and .700 after a loss.