Five in a row: Mavericks claim West's sixth seed after trouncing Kings

Published March 27, 2024, 3:20 PMNBA.com Philippines Staff

Luka Doncic scored 26 of his 28 points in the first half as the Dallas Mavericks rout the Sacramento Kings.

Luka Doncic had 28 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, and three steals for the Mavericks.

And the Mavs are back to sixth.

The Dallas Mavericks have won five straight games in a row, as they trounced the Sacramento Kings, 132-96, on Wednesday, Philippine time.

Luka Doncic showed why he's the NBA's leading scorer as he made 26 of his 28 points in the first half.

Dallas erupted for a 22-run, going for 89-65 in the third quarter. The lead blew to 39 in the fourth and Sacramento had no chance to catch up.

The win allowed the Mavericks to reach sixth place in the Western Conference with a record of 43-29, just a game ahead of the Kings, as they both try to avoid the play-in tournament.

Kyrie Irving added 24 points and eight assists for the Mavs, while De'Aaron Fox pitched in 18 points and five rebounds. PJ Washington made 14 points while tallying a season-high 13 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Domantas Sabonis tallied 12 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists. It was his 55th straight double-double, and ties Jerry Lucas for the longest streak in franchise history.