CHICAGO -- Forward Shawn Marion had the ideal explanation on why the Dallas Mavericks were able to stumped the critics and manhandle the Chicago Bulls, 105-83, Saturday night at the United Center.
"We were just focused,'' Marion said. "Everybody was helping, everybody was communicating, we were sharing the ball, and our assertiveness and alertness were both on point tonight.
"I think we just went out there and with our presence we felt like we were going to be here.''
The 22-point win was the Mavs' largest margin of victory this season. It also showed they can match physical play with one of the teams that brings a lot of physicality to the floor.
"They believe in playing physical throughout the whole game and they made a couple of runs, which we knew they were going to do,'' Marion said. "But we were able to sustain it and come up with a good victory.''
-- Dwain Price
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