Credit: USA TODAY Sports - Scanpix
Credit USA TODAY Sports - Scanpix

Zach LaVine scored 23 points and Lonzo Ball set season highs with seven 3-pointers and 21 points as the Chicago Bulls (8-3) extended their winning streak to two with a 117-107 (32-33, 29-21, 34-26, 22-27) triumph over the visiting Dallas Mavericks (7-4) on Wednesday.

Player of the Game
Lonzo  Ball
EFF
25
Lonzo Ball
Points 21
Accuracy 7-14
Rebounds 6
Assists 6

Nikola Vucevic tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds while Alex Caruso had 16 points and six steals for Chicago, which shot 50.6 percent from the field and 15 of 31 (48.4 percent) from 3-point range.

Kristaps Porzingis led the Mavericks with 22 points and 12 rebounds while Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 points.

Dallas star Luka Doncic had 20 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds while shooting 6 of 18 from the field and 1 of 6 from 3-point range.

DeMar DeRozan, who finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, and six assists, scored with 9:18 left in the contest to give the Bulls a 102-85 lead.

Hardaway hit a 3-pointer and Doncic followed with a layup to pull the Mavericks within 111-99 with 4:20 left, but Chicago was able to maintain a double-digit lead down the stretch.

Ball was 7 of 10 from beyond the arc for the Bulls, who entered the game ranked 29th in the league with 9.5 made 3-pointers per game.

Dwight Powell and Jalen Brunson scored 12 points apiece for the Mavericks, who have lost their last four meetings against the Bulls.

Chicago led by as many as 11 points in the first quarter before Dallas closed with a 20-8 run to move ahead 33-32.

Ball and LaVine scored 15 points apiece in the first half for Chicago, which led 61-54 at the break after shooting 9 of 17 (52.9 percent) from 3-point range.

The Bulls shot 51.1 percent from the field in the opening half and limited Doncic to eight points on 2-of-9 shooting.

Ball continued his hot shooting night in the third quarter and drilled a 3-pointer with 7:09 left in the third quarter to put Chicago ahead 76-68.

Dallas cut the lead to five points on Powell's dunk with 3:29 left before Caruso scored seven points during a 15-5 run to give the Bulls a 15-point lead entering the final period.

Bulls: Zach LaVine 23, Lonzo Ball 21 (6 REB, 6 AST), Nikola Vucevic 18 (10 REB), Demar DeRozan 17 (7 REB, 6 AST), Alex Caruso 16.

Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis 22 (12 REB), Tim Hardaway Jr. 21, Luka Doncic 20 (8 REB, 10 AST), Jalen Brunson (7 AST), Dwight Powell 12.

Lonzo Ball's performance

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Chicago Bulls
Dallas Mavericks
51%
45/89
Field goals
46%
38/83
50
Rebounds
46
26
Assists
23
9
Steals
9
48%
15/31
3-pointers
36%
12/33
11
Turnovers
12

Best players

Zach  LaVine
23 PTS
8/12 FG
5/6 FT
Kristaps  Porzingis
22 PTS
9/16 FG
2/2 FT
Nikola  Vucevic
10 REB
9 DREB
1 OREB
Kristaps  Porzingis
12 REB
9 DREB
3 OREB
Chicago Bulls
Few players
6 As
Luka  Doncic
10 As
4 TO
33 MIN
Nikola  Vucevic
25 EFF
64% 2P%
33% 3P%
Luka  Doncic
24 EFF
42% 2P%
17% 3P%