NBA: Dallas 105, Chicago 83

Dec. 28, 2013 at 11:44 PM

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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