DALLAS -- Two home games in two nights resulted in two blowout wins for the Dallas Mavericks.
After hammering the Milwaukee Bucks, 102-76, on Friday, the Mavs returned to the American Airlines Center tonight and lowered the boom on the Sacramento Kings, 99-60, before 20,313.
The victory completed a 2-0 sweep of this homestand for Dallas (8-5) and stretched the Mavs' winning streak to five games. The two wins were critical since the Mavs now embark on a four-game road trip which starts Monday in Los Angeles against the Lakers.
That will be a battle between the last three NBA champions and will be Lamar Odom's first game in LA since the Lakers traded him to the Mavs last month. The Lakers won the NBA title in 2009 and '10, and the Mavs won it last year.
The Kings-Mavs game got out of hand quickly. Sacramento missed its first eight shots of the game and fell behind 8-0, and missed its last 10 shots of the first period and fell behind 27-11.
It didn't get any better for the Kings in the second period when they tallied just 12 points and trailed at the half, 52-23. The 23 points were the fewest the Mavs have ever allowed in any half, and were the fewest the Kings have ever scored in any half.
Jason Terry led the Mavs with 21 points, Vince Carter scored 16, Dirk Nowitzki popped in 14, and Shawn Marion tallied 10. DeMarcus Cousins paced the Kings (4-9) with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
-- Dwain Price
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