Mavericks at Bulls
7 p.m. Tuesday, United Center, Chicago
TV: FSSW Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
Records: Mavericks 13-5; Bulls 11-6
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About the Mavericks: They opened this four-game road trip with victories Friday in Toronto (106-102) and Saturday in Philadelphia (110-103). ... The Mavs are 6-3 on the road this season. ... Dirk Nowitzki will be back in the starting lineup after resting during the Philadelphia game. ... Tyson Chandler had team highs with 20 points and 13 rebounds against Philadelphia and has nine double-doubles this season. ... Monta Ellis leads the Mavs in scoring (19.6 points), assists (4.8), steals (1.4) and minutes (33.3). ... The Mavs made 13-of-26 3-pointers and won 105-83 in Chicago last season. ... The Mavs are 2-0 on the front end of a back-to-back.
About the Bulls: While Jimmy Butler is the Bulls’ scoring leader (21.9 points), Pau Gasol has had the biggest impact on the team. In his first season in Chicago after leaving the Lakers via free agency, Gasol is averaging 19.4 points and 11 rebounds and has nine double-doubles. ... Injuries have limited guard Derrick Rose to just nine games. He’s averaging 16.1 points in 25.3 minutes. ... Joakim Noah averages 8.1 points and 9.6 rebounds. ... The Bulls are 4-4 in their last eight games. ... Chicago finished a seven-game, 14-day road trip at 4-3 after Sunday’s 102-84 win in Brooklyn. The United Center was the host site for Chicago’s annual circus. ... The Bulls lead the Central Division and are 13th in average points (101.1), 11th in points allowed (98.3) and ninth in rebounding (43).
— Dwain Price