Mavs top Jazz in home opener

Dallas, TX ( – Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons dropped 21
points apiece and the Dallas Mavericks toppled the Utah Jazz on Thursday,
120-102, in their home opener.

Two nights after losing a tight game to the defending-champion Spurs, Dallas’
stars made sure it wouldn’t fall to 0-2. Nowitzki and Parsons shot a combined
17-of-29 from the floor.

Al-Farouq Aminu contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, Monta
Ellis netted 14 points with six assists and Tyson Chandler scored 13.

The Mavs led by as many as 30 points and never trailed.

Derrick Favors went for 17 points and 11 rebounds for Utah, which hasn’t won
in two games this season. Gordon Hayward and Trey Burke both scored 16 points
in defeat.