Dirk Nowitzki and Rodrigue Beaubouis each had 15 points, and the Mavs beat the struggling Kings 110-100 on Tuesday night before hitting the road.
“I’m not a big watcher of the standings, but for anybody that is, it brings to the forefront the urgency of the situation,” coach Rick Carlisle said following Saturday’s 94-89 loss at Memphis.
A rematch against the defending champion Mavericks showed how far the Sacramento Kings have come from a disastrous game in Dallas in Keith Smart’s sixth game as head coach.
The Mavericks have dropped five straight on the road but have won 10 in a row over the Sacramento Kings heading into Friday night’s matchup at Power Balance Pavilion.
With apologies to the wonderful Navy SEALS who serve our country with pride, the Mavericks are going through the NBA’s version of Hell Week right now.
Jason Terry scored 21 points, Vince Carter added 16, and the Dallas Mavericks stretched their winning streak to five games with a 99-60 rout of the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
Jason Kidd scored 17 points in the third quarter, carrying the Mavericks to a 116-100 victory over the Kings on Wednesday.
Jose Barea had 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter for the Mavs, who held off the Kings in a 102-100 victory.