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Dallas Defeats Sacramento 103-100 - Recap

The Mavericks grabbed a 103-100 win over the Kings on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Dirk Nowitzki at American Airlines Center.

Dallas won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 10.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 206.5.

Monta Ellis had 17 points for Dallas and Samuel Dalembert chipped in with 15 points. Jose Calderon had 7 assists for the Mavericks, while Dirk Nowitzki was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Sacramento got 30 points from Rudy Gay in a losing cause and another 17 points from DeMarcus Cousins. Ray McCallum contributed 8 assists for the Kings, while Reggie Evans had 18 rebounds.

The Mavericks hit the break leading 54-42 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Sacramento as they grabbed 47 boards, while Dallas only had 35.

Next game, Dallas takes its act home to face Golden State looking for another win. For Sacramento, they head on the road to face New Orleans.