Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points for Dallas on Saturday, leading the Mavericks to a 105-103 victory over Sacramento at ARCO Arena.
The Mavericks won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 7-point spread. OVER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an OVER play.
Jason Terry had 23 points for Dallas and Caron Butler chipped in with 13 points. Jose Juan Barea had 6 assists for the Mavericks, while Shawn Marion was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.
Sacramento got 25 points from Tyreke Evans in a losing cause and another 19 points from Donte Greene. Tyreke Evans contributed 8 assists for the Kings, while DeMarcus Cousins had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Sacramento were victorious, as the score was 55-54 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Sacramento as they grabbed 37 boards, while Dallas only had 36.
Dallas heads into a battle against the Warriors. Sacramento, meanwhile, will have their next action against Los Angeles.