Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 10/7

Game 1: Thursday, October 7th
Bulls83Final
Mavericks88
Game 2: Friday, October 15th
Mavericks109Final
OT
Bulls105

Bulls 83

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Mavericks 88

(1-1, 1-1 home)

    Coverage: KTXA

    8:30 PM ET, October 7, 2010

    American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

    1 2 3 4 T
    CHI 23 21 19 2083
    DAL 18 27 21 2288

    Caron Butler scores 14 in 4th quarter as Mavs edge Bulls

    Associated Press

    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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