Mavericks sink 18 triples to rout Bulls for back-to-back wins in preseason
Mavs rookie Dennis Smith Jr. sank two of the team's 18 triples. AP

HARRISON Barnes scored 17 points, rookie Dennis Smith Jr. added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks cruised to its second victory in two preseason games with a 118-71 win over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).

Robin Lopez and Paul Zipser each had 12 for the Bulls.

BULLS: Chicago may have run out of gas playing for the second straight night. After a 26-point first quarter, the Bulls limped to the final buzzer with quarters of 17, 17 and 11 points. ... Kris Dunn was 1 for 9 from the field and the Bulls were outscored by 21 points in his 21 minutes.

MAVERICKS: Dallas made 18 3-pointers. ... Dirk Nowitzki had eight points and nine rebounds from the starting center spot.

UP NEXT: Chicago (1-1) hosts Milwaukee on Friday. Dallas (2-0) hosts Orlando on Monday.

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