Harrison Barnes scored a season-high 23 points and the Dallas Mavericks overcame a sluggish performance by prized rookie Luka Doncic to beat the Chicago Bulls 103-98 Monday night.

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, left, looks to pass as Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell, center, and guard Devin Harris guard during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, left, looks to pass as Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell, center, and guard Devin Harris guard during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Doncic, the leading scorers among NBA rookies, shot 3 for 12 and finished with 11 points as Dallas won for the third time in four games after a six-game skid. J.J. Barea added 14 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Chicago Bulls guard Shaquille Harrison, left, shoots over Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bulls guard Shaquille Harrison, left, shoots over Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Zach LaVine led Chicago with 26 points. Jabari Parker scored all but two of his 16 points in the second half.

Chicago Bulls forward Jabari Parker goes up for a dunk against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bulls forward Jabari Parker goes up for a dunk against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes, right, goes up for a shot against Chicago Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes, right, goes up for a shot against Chicago Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago came up just short on a night when the Mavericks threatened to break the game open several times. It was 87-84 midway through the fourth quarter when Dennis Smith Jr. hit a jumper and Barnes made two free throws to stretch the lead to seven points. Doncic hit a 3 with just over three minutes left to make it 96-88. After the Bulls cut their deficit to four points, Barnes made two free throws with 10.5 seconds left and the Mavericks hung on.

Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith, left, shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Jabari Parker during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith, left, shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Jabari Parker during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

TIP-INS

Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr., dunks against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr., dunks against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell, right, goes up for a shot against Chicago Bulls forward Justin Holiday during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell, right, goes up for a shot against Chicago Bulls forward Justin Holiday during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Mavericks: Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews missed Monday’s game because of a strained left hamstring. Matthews did not travel to Chicago. He played 31 minutes in a win over Oklahoma City on Saturday. Coach Rick Carlisle says the Mavericks hope he can play Wednesday, when the Mavericks host Utah. … Lincolnshire, Illinois, native Jalen Brunson scored two points in his first NBA game in Chicago. … Carlisle said the Mavericks would have drafted Wendell Carter Jr. with the fifth overall pick this year had they not traded up to get Doncic at No. 3. Carter went to the Bulls at No. 7. “I see him as another coming of an Al Horford-type player,” Carlisle said. … Barnes’ 22 points were a season-high.

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, right, drives against Chicago Bulls forward Justin Holiday during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, right, drives against Chicago Bulls forward Justin Holiday during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bulls: The Bulls expect F Lauri Markkanen to miss more time than they initially anticipated because of a left elbow injury he suffered in the preseason. Coach Fred Hoiberg said Markkanen will likely wind up missing nine to 11 weeks. The Bulls initially thought he would be out six to eight weeks after he was hurt in practice in late September. Hoiberg said Markkanen still is experiencing some pain and is not shooting from long range. … Hoiberg said G Kris Dunn (sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee) has not started running on the court. He was hurt at Dallas on Oct. 22. … G Ryan Arcidiacono scored nine points in his first professional matchup with Brunson, his teammate at Villanova.

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle signals during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle signals during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Dallas Mavericks guard Jose Juan Barea shoots against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Dallas Mavericks guard Jose Juan Barea shoots against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

UP NEXT

Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg talks to his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. The Mavericks won 103-98. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg talks to his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. The Mavericks won 103-98. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Mavericks: Host Utah on Wednesday.

Chicago Bulls' Jabari Parker (2), Zach LaVine (8), Justin Holiday (7) and Ryan Arcidiacono (51) react as they walk on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. The Mavericks won 103-98. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bulls’ Jabari Parker (2), Zach LaVine (8), Justin Holiday (7) and Ryan Arcidiacono (51) react as they walk on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. The Mavericks won 103-98. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, right, drives to the basket as Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell, center, and forward Maxi Kleber, left, guard during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. The Mavericks won 103-98. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, right, drives to the basket as Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell, center, and forward Maxi Kleber, left, guard during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. The Mavericks won 103-98. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bulls: Visit Boston on Wednesday.

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, right, shoots against Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. The Mavericks won 103-98. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, right, shoots against Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. The Mavericks won 103-98. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Chicago Bulls forward Jabari Parker, left, drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. The Mavericks won 103-98. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bulls forward Jabari Parker, left, drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Chicago. The Mavericks won 103-98. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Source: The Associated Press

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