NBA: Sabonis, Fox power streaking Kings past Mavericks

Sacramento Kings ahead Domantas Sabonis (10) dribbles in opposition to Dallas Mavericks heart Dereck Energetic II (2) through the second half of an NBA basketball sport in Dallas, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023. (AP Photograph/LM Otero)

DALLAS — Domantas Sabonis had 32 factors and 13 rebounds, De’Aaron Fox scored 30 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Dallas Mavericks 129-113 on Sunday evening for his or her sixth consecutive victory.

Keegan Murray added 17 factors as all 5 starters scored in double figures for the Kings, who improved to 3-0 on a six-game street journey, one shy of their longest this season.

Luka Doncic scored 25 for the Mavericks, who light within the fourth quarter on the second evening of a back-to-back and have misplaced three of 4 — permitting not less than 125 factors in all of the losses — since an 8-2 begin.

Sabonis was 13 of 15 from the sphere, and Fox hit six of 10 from 3-point vary because the Kings shot 53% total and 43% from past the arc. Their season excessive is 47.6%.

Sacramento’s dynamic duo of De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis got here up HUGE within the Kings’ win over the Mavs 💪

Domantas Sabonis: 32 PTS (Season-high), 13 REB, 6 AST

De’Aaron Fox: 30 PTS, 7 AST, 6 3PM

— NBA (@NBA) November 20, 2023

Sabonis recorded a season-high in factors, and the three-time All-Star has 10 double-doubles in 12 video games this season.

“He dominated the paint tonight,” Dallas coach Jason Kidd stated. “We double-teamed him. They discovered him … and he had his approach tonight. Now we have to be higher.”

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Fox was coming off a 43-point sport in a win at San Antonio and was equally environment friendly in opposition to the Mavs.

“That is what he’s speculated to do,” coach Mike Brown stated. “He’s labored actually laborious on his 3-point capturing. I’m completely happy as a result of it’s beginning to present slightly bit to all people. He was phenomenal, however that’s who he’s speculated to be.”

Dallas shot 21% within the fourth quarter and missed all 9 of its 3s within the quarter an evening after a 132-125 loss to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks wherein Kyrie Irving scored 39 and Doncic had 35. It was a second consecutive back-to-back for the Mavs, with two days in between.

Irving scored all 23 of his factors within the first three quarters earlier than lacking his solely two photographs within the fourth because the Mavs emptied the bench when down by 21 with 5 1/2 minutes remaining.

“Our effort and vitality, there’s no excuse concerning the schedule,” Kidd stated. “It’s about having the ability to do your job on a nightly foundation. We simply didn’t do this.”

The Kings trailed for simply 91 seconds, surging again in entrance every time the Mavs took leads late within the first quarter and early within the third.

Harrison Barnes scored 12 factors in opposition to his former crew as did reserve Malik Monk. Chris Duarte scored 13 whereas making 3 of 4 from lengthy vary.

The Kings had a slight edge in offensive rebounds at 14-11, however did way more with their second possibilities, outscoring Dallas 22-6.

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“I believed our offensive rebounding was at a excessive degree,” Brown stated. “We preach that rather a lot.”

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Kings: The primary of consecutive video games at New Orleans finishes a back-to-back Monday. The rematch is Wednesday.

Mavericks: A seven-game stretch with six street video games wraps up with video games in opposition to the Lakers (Wednesday) and Clippers (Friday) in Los Angeles.