Dallas 119, Sacramento 96

Date - Monday, December 10, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #68 Marat Kogut, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 19737

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 29 14 27 26 96
Dallas 36 29 23 31 119

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 7-13 6-6 1-7 L1
Dallas 11-10 7-3 4-7 W3

Recap


Mavericks 119, Kings 96:
O.J. Mayo led the way with 19 points and seven rebounds as host Dallas easily handled Sacramento.

Chris Kaman added 18 points on 9-for-13 shooting from the field and Darren Collison went 7-for-9 en route to 15 points for the Mavericks, who have won 17 straight home games over the Kings during the regular season.

Francisco Garcia went 7-of-12 from 3-point range and finished with 25 points. DeMarcus Cousins collected 25 and six rebounds for Sacramento, which had its season-high three-game winning streak come to an end.

Dallas bridged the first and second quarters with a 21-1 burst to take control. The Kings went the first 5:51 of the second without scoring and would not make a field goal in the period until Jason Thompson’s short jumper with 3:32 remaining sliced the deficit to 58-33.

The Mavericks held off a brief rally in the third quarter, never letting the lead slip to single digits. Mayo’s 3-pointer late in the third made it 88-70 heading into the fourth and Dallas coasted to the finish.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Sacramento earned its first road win at Portland on Saturday and had held its previous two opponents to an average of 81 points. … Kings G Tyreke Evans sat out for the fifth time in the last six games with a bruised right knee. … The Mavericks shot 55.2 percent from the floor and forced 19 turnovers on the other end.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   Dallas
DeMarcus Cousins 25 Scoring O.J. Mayo 19
John Salmons 7 Assists Derek Fisher 6
Jason Thompson 12 Rebounds O.J. Mayo 7
DeMarcus Cousins 5 Free Throws Made Dahntay Jones 5
DeMarcus Cousins 1 Steals Rodrigue Beaubois 2
Francisco Garcia 3 Blocks Elton Brand 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 96 44.0 12-27 10-16 22 43 4 4 20
Dallas 119 55.2 7-20 16-21 26 38 7 10 10

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee . The Kings have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .333 after a loss.