Dallas 99, Sacramento 60

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 14, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #13 Monty McCutchen, #51 Leroy Richardson
Attendance - 20313

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 11 12 22 15 60
Dallas 27 25 20 27 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 4-9 3-3 1-6 L2
Dallas 8-5 6-2 2-3 W5

Recap


Jason Terry scored 21 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 14 as the Dallas Mavericks embarrassed the visiting Sacramento Kings, 99-60, on Saturday.

The Mavericks rode a suffocating defense to a 52-23 lead at the half and used the final 24 minutes to get some rest and experiment with new lineups as they cruised to their fifth straight win.

Dallas has gotten over its slow start by focusing on the defensive end. It worked that system to perfection in the first half, holding the Kings to 17.4 percent shooting before the break. The 23 points allowed marked the lowest of any first half in franchise history.

Jason Kidd, who had missed the previous four games with a back injury, was the only starter on the Mavericks to log more than 22 minutes as he worked his way back into game shape.

Sacramento was playing its fourth road game in the last five days and just did not have the legs to compete. The Kings have dropped six of their last eight games and have to travel to Minnesota to complete the five-game trip on Monday.

They get one at home Wednesday before another stretch of three straight on the road.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   Dallas
Marcus Thornton 14 Scoring Jason Terry 21
Tyreke Evans 3 Assists Jason Kidd 6
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Rebounds Shawn Marion 8
Marcus Thornton 5 Free Throws Made Ian Mahinmi 5
Tyreke Evans 2 Steals Jason Kidd 6
Francisco Garcia 1 Blocks Dirk Nowitzki 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 60 25.6 2-21 14-18 10 50 3 11 17
Dallas 99 45.7 7-16 18-25 19 59 6 10 17

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Kings have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .375 after a loss.
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