After a loss in Memphis, the Sacramento Kings would try to bounce back on Wednesday night, trying to win their first road game against the Dallas Mavericks since Keon Clark made a game-winner in overtime in 2003.
Tyreke Evans was hot for the Kings to start the game, scoring 10 points making five of his six shots as the Kings 30-27 in the first quarter.
The Kings had a poor second quarter, scoring 17 points compared to the Mavericks 29 points. After his hot start, Evans only took one shot in seven minutes on the floor as the Kings trailed 59-49.
The game wasn't out of hand for the Kings yet. Sacramento went on a 13-4 run and cut their deficit to seven points. Vince Carter hit two consecutive three-pointers, making six three-pointers for the night.
The Mavericks caught fire from beyond the arc in the fourth quarter while the Kings remained cold for the night as the Kings were blown out 123-100.
Evans finished with a team-high 23 points for the Kings while James Johnson scored 16 points off the bench. DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Jason Thompson added 17 points and nine rebounds.
Carter scored a game-high 26 points off the bench for Dallas and passed Larry Bird to become 29th all-time leading scorer. Dirk Nowitzki had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Darren Collison added 18 points and nine assists.
Kings coach Keith Smart credits Dallas' three-point shooting for putting the game out of reach:
We had a stretch when we played good basketball and obviously, Vince Carter getting hot, making a bunch of three-point shots, then they started raining. Once you start making threes, everyone starts making them.
The Kings will play league-leading San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday at 7 p.m. PST.