CHICAGO, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Monta Ellis led a balanced scoring attack with 22 points Saturday and the Dallas Mavericks cruised to a 105-83 road victory over Chicago.
Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter added 18 apiece for the Mavericks, who outscored the Bulls 61-34 in the first half and hit 52 percent of their shots from the floor overall.
The victory was their second in five games.
The Bulls -- playing without injured leading scorer Luol Deng for a fourth straight game -- got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Joakim Noah.
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