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Gibson, Bulls overtake Mavs in 4th for 100-91 win

  • Article by: SCHUYLER DIXON
  • Associated Press
  • February 28, 2014 - 11:10 PM

DALLAS — Taj Gibson had 20 points and 15 rebounds, Mike Dunleavy hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and the Chicago Bulls overtook the Dallas Mavericks in the fourth quarter of a 100-91 victory Friday night.

The Mavericks led by 16 in the first half and had erased a six-point Chicago edge when Dunleavy put the Bulls back in front and started a 10-0 run with a 3-pointer for an 87-85 lead.

Jimmy Butler had 19 points, seven rebounds and a big block during the decisive spurt, and Kirk Hinrich scored 17. Dunleavy finished with 16 points and eight rebounds, shooting 4 of 7 from long range.

Monta Ellis scored 20 to the lead the Mavericks, who were trying to match their season high with a fifth straight win. Dirk Nowitzki had 15.

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