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                 === Mavs continue home dominance of Kings ===
 
 Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Another trip to Dallas ended in another loss for
 the Kings.
 
 O.J. Mayo led six Mavericks in double figures with 19 points, as Dallas rolled
 to  a 17th  straight home win against Sacramento in a lopsided 119-96 decision
 at American Airlines Center.
 
 Chris Kaman chipped in 18 points, Darren Collison scored 15 and Dahntay Jones,
 Derek Fisher and Jae Crowder each added 11 in the club's third straight win.
 
 "We  had  a great time out  there playing together  as a unit," Jones said. "I
 think we're in a good place right now."
 
 The  Kings, who have  not won in Dallas since Feb. 27, 2003, gave up 32 points
 off 20 turnovers and allowed the hosts to shoot 55 percent from the field.
 
 Francisco  Garcia made  seven 3-pointers to join DeMarcus Cousins with a team-
 high 25 points. Jason Thompson added 11 points and 12 rebounds in the setback.
 
 The  Mavs scored eight  of the last nine points of the first quarter to open a
 36-29 lead, then ripped off the first 12 points in the second to take control.
 
 Two  Marcus  Thornton free  throws stopped  the run,  but Dallas followed with
 another  10-0 spurt, stretching the lead to 58-31 when Mayo and Brandan Wright
 hooked up for an alley-oop dunk.
 
 The  Kings  netted their first field  goal of the  period with 3:33 to go, and
 went into the break trailing by a 65-43 margin.
 
 It  got as  close as 11 following  a Garcia 3-pointer with 5:22 showing in the
 third,  but  Elton Brand  scored six  points on an  8-2 run  to build an 85-68
 cushion.
 
 The difference was 88-70 entering the fourth and never dipped below 15.
 
 "They  started the game  with crazy runs and were making every shot. So it was
 really  hard  for us  to make  a comeback tonight,"  said Garcia following his
 career-high point total.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Dallas  forward  Shawn Marion  sat out for  the second straight  game due to a
 strained  right  groin ...  Dallas opens  a three-game road  trip in Boston on
 Wednesday  ...  Sacramento was looking  for its first four-game winning streak
 since March 23-29, 2011.
 
 
 12/10 23:40:17 ET

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