In a showdown between two Texas teams, the Dallas Mavericks beat the Houston Rockets in a game on Monday night that showed the nation that they are giving it all that they’ve got. With both teams coming off of a win, there was a lot of determination and ferocity present in the game. The energy was especially impressive given that each team has played a game almost every night for the last three days. Basketball lines. However, the Mavs took it by the end of the regular four quarters. Jump shot after jump shot brought it all to a close at a close 101-91.
This win extended Dallas’ win streak to six games. It also moved the team up to a notable 13-4 record to keep second place of the Southwest Division. With the leadership and power of Caron Butler guiding them, the team seemed to be unstoppable. This stunning player had 19 points, 1 rebound and two assist to help turn the game around for his team. Butler was on a roll, and his team and coach were there to milk him for all it was worth. Team leader in points per game Dirk Nowitzki also shone through with an amazing 20 points, 10 rebounds, 3 turnovers and 1 assist. The efforts of these two players alone ignited what the Mavs needed to turn it around in the third quarter. If this team continues to work so well off one another, they are sure to go far this season. Basketball betting lines.
Houston sits at the bottom of the Southwest Division with a discouraging 5-12 record after this game. Basketball scores. While they have done far from great this season, the struggling team put up quite a fight in this match-up, keeping it close all the way until Dallas’ third quarter run. A few players short and going 29 for 81 from the field, the team just didn’t cut it in the end. Perhaps if Yao Ming comes back in time, they will have a shot a decent end to their season. Follow it all at www.scoresandodds.com, source of the best online betting information.