Rose scores 26 points as Bulls beat Mavs, 82-77

Derrick Rose scored 26 points as the Chicago
Bulls beat the Dallas Mavericks 82-77 on Thursday night.
Rose shot 9 for 28 from the field, shouldering a
larger-than-usual share of the offensive load in the absence of
injured forward Carlos Boozer.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points to lead Dallas, while Jason
Terry, Tyson Chandler and DeShawn Stevenson added 12 points apiece.
Stevenson took all 10 of his shots from 3-point range, hitting
After Rose's pull-up jumper gave the Bulls an 80-77 lead with 55
seconds to go, Terry missed a tying 3-pointer with 15 seconds to
play. Chicago's Kyle Korver then made two free throws to seal the
The Mavericks were coming off a win over the Los Angeles Lakers
on Wednesday night that snapped a six-game skid.