DeMarcus Cousins put up 32 points and registered 19 rebounds, while Derrick Williams added 31 points and 5 steals to lead the Sacramento Kings to a victory over the Dallas Mavericks, 112-97. This is the second win in as many games for Sacramento (6-13) after beating Utah on Saturday.
Cousins shot 10-17 and converted 12-14 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Sacramento were Isaiah Thomas with 24 points and 12 assists, and Jason Thompson with 10 points and 7 rebounds. On 9-18 shooting from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line, Monta Ellis put up 21 points for Dallas in the loss. Dirk Nowitzki contributed 18 points and 7 assists.
The Mavericks posted an eFG% of just 41.6%, including 18.5% from 3-point range. This year, they are 0-1 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Kings are undefeated (2-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
This defeat means an end to a three-game winning streak for Dallas, pushing their record to 13-9 for the year.
Coming up, the Kings square off with the Utah Jazz, who are 4-19 on the season. The Mavericks match up against the Golden State Warriors, currently sitting at 12-10 this year. The Kings have a 1-0 record against Utah this season. The Mavericks have a 1-0 record against Golden State this season.