Kings Rout Mavericks, 116-100
The Sacramento Kings defeated the Dallas Mavericks, 116-100, at Golden 1 Center on Thursday evening. The Mavericks (28-44) saw their offensive woes continue on Thursday, as the team shot a dismal 39.1 percent en route to the double-digit loss. While Dallas hung tight in the first half, Sacramento (35-36) delivered a strong 63 second-half points to secure the victory. Buddy Hield set the tone with his game-high 29 points, which included seven of Sacramento's 13 made three-pointers. The loss drops Dallas to just 2-13 since the All-Star break, while Sacramento now sits 5.5 games back from the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs. Marvin Bagley III also impressed for the Kings, finishing with 22 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. The rookie star shot 8-of-16 and blocked four shots in the compelling win. Bagley and Hield were two of the five Sacramento players to score in double figures in Thursday's tilt. Dallas's own rookie star, Luka Doncic, did not fare nearly as well. The Rookie of the Year hopeful shot just 4-of-19 from the field and 3-of-5 from the free-throw line on Thursday. Doncic did, however, make an impact with his rebounding, as he grabbed 10 boards despite the poor offensive showing. Justin Jackson led the way for the Mavs with 19 points. The Mavericks will remain in California to take on the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. The Kings, meanwhile, will gear up for a tilt with the last-place Phoenix Suns.
Posted on: 3/21/2019 9:32 PM