DALLAS Teams

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

With Detroit leading the high-flying Saints 10-0, note that the Lions have held seven of their first 11 opponents under 21 points. That was tied for the NFL lead with the Cowboys, Seahawks, Ravens, Patriots, Chiefs and Vikings. Which two teams do not belong? It has to be the Cowboys and Lions. Just shows how well they have controlled games offensively, and how their defenses are probably better than anticipated.

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NFL's top four teams (3:03)
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Matthews steps up in Mavs' win (1:07)
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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki: "Hopefully I'll be back soon and we can run off some wins. That's the only way I look at it. Everything else is nonsense."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on Wesley Matthews' season-high-tying 26-point performance in Mavs' win over Bulls: "I am really happy for him. He is our leader right now with Dirk out. He really sets the tone for us in the locker room and on the floor."

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Seguin launches rocket past Varlamov (0:20)
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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki: "I want to get back on the court as soon as possible. ... I'm all in. I want to play." No timetable for his return from a strained right Achilles' tendon.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 107, Bulls 82 (final). Dallas (4-15) no longer has the league's worst record. Wesley Matthews (26 points) and Dwight Powell (17) had season-best scoring nights for Dallas, which got 14 assists from Deron Williams. Rajon Rondo: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 turnovers.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwight Powell, who is what Mavs have to show for the trade with Boston two years ago, has a season-high 15 points vs Rajon Rondo's Bulls.

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Powell attacking the rim with two third-quarter slams (0:28)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs have been up as much as 18 over the Bulls. Their biggest lead of the season before tonight was 12 over the Lakers.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rajon Rondo isn't the only Mavs fan favorite visiting Dallas tonight. Ex-ref Bennett Salvatore is also in the house. He shared an awkward laugh with Mark Cuban at halftime.

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Powell flies in for the monster putback jam (0:21)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 57, Bulls 45 at half. Rajon Rondo (2 points, 0 rebounds, 1 assist) is making the kind of impact he often did during his Dallas stint.

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Bogut throws down the alley-oop from Harris (0:19)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 29, Bulls 18 after a quarter. Andrew Bogut (6 points, 8 rebounds) certainly isn't doing anything to hurt his potential trade value.

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WVU holds on to top Baylor (1:43)