Same old Bull: Chicago loses again
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Michael Finley scored a game-high 28 points and
handed out six assists to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 124-98 win over the
lowly Chicago Bulls at American Airlines Center.
Dirk Nowitzki was 10-of-10 from the line and finished with 19 points and nine
rebounds for the Mavericks, who posted their third straight win. Antawn
Jamison added 15 points off the bench as the Mavs improved to a perfect 8-0 at
Tyson Chandler netted 17 points for the Bulls, who played their first game
since firing head coach Bill Cartwright. On Monday, Bulls general manager John
Paxson announced that Cartwright had been relieved of his duties. Pete Myers
has taken over as Chicago’s leader on an interim basis.
Myers came into this season as a team scout. He is currently in his fifth
season with the Bulls’ basketball operations department. Myers has worked as
both an assistant coach and as a member of the Bulls’ scouting staff.
The Bulls have now lost six straight games and are just 4-11 this season.
The Mavericks only led by nine at the intermission, but outscored the Bulls,
41-20, in the third and they never looked back.
The Mavericks made 12 straight shots in the third en route to a 33-15 run.
Jamison completed the burst with a three-point play with 1:18 left in the
Finley scored 13 points in the third stanza.
Dallas shot 53 percent from the field, forced 15 turnovers and won the battle
on the glass, 49-39, in the contest.
Scottie Pippen left the game late in the first half for Chicago after taking
an elbow to the face.