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Randolph keys big first half as Kings top Mavericks 114-109

DALLAS (AP) American Airlines Center was once the most hostile road arena for the Sacramento Kings.

Not anymore.

Zach Randolph scored 22 points, Bogdan Bogdanovich added 19 and the Kings used a big first half to beat the Dallas Mavericks 114-109 on Tuesday night.

Sacramento has won four of five in Dallas after losing 22 in a row here from 2003 to 2016.

''We were sharing the ball,'' Randolph said. ''Once we were moving the ball, we were getting attacks. That's what good teams do - move the ball.''

While the Kings were taking charge early, the Mavs played like a team that was starting the All-Star break one game early.

Randolph scored 18 in the first half, helping Sacramento to a 65-44 lead at the break. The Kings dominated the paint in the first two quarters, scoring 40 points, while the Mavericks shot just 35 percent.

At one point in the second quarter, coach Rick Carlisle replaced his entire lineup, only to see the Kings beat the Mavs to two offensive rebounds that resulted in a Garrett Temple 3-pointer that made it 46-28.

''Bad first half, good second half, have a great break,'' Carlisle said to open his postgame press conference. He then walked away from the podium before coming back to answer a few more questions, saying, ''Our job is to compete, and we didn't compete in the first half, and that's a problem.''

J.J. Barea led the Mavericks with 19 points, and Harrison Barnes and Dwight Powell each scored 18.

The Kings had a 26-point lead early in the third quarter before the Mavericks put together a 17-3 run fueled by four 3-pointers. But Sacramento had an 88-71 advantage after three, and then opened the final quarter with a 9-0 run to match its largest lead.

The Mavericks kept chipping away for the entire quarter and closed with a 30-11 run to make the final score close.

''The season got off to a little bit of a tough start, but we've been fighting and staying together,'' Barea said. ''We've got to help the young guys out, get better as a team and finish the season as best as we can.''

MR. SMITH GOES TO LOS ANGELES

The only Mavericks player attending All-Star weekend is rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr., who will play in the Rising Stars game on Friday night and then join three others for the Verizon Slam Dunk contest Saturday.

''I always wanted to be in the All-Star Game, not so much the dunk contest,'' Smith said. ''But to be in it is a blessing and I'm looking forward to it.''

Smith scored 17 points against Sacramento, but it was a former dunk contest winner, 41-year-old Vince Carter, who put down the night's most emphatic slam after he stole the ball and went in uncontested in the second quarter.

TIP-INS

Kings: Finished with 56 points in the paint. ''I thought we did a good job finishing around the rim,'' coach Dave Joerger said. ''Certainly our bigs were terrific.'' Post players Randolph, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos shot 19 for 28. ... Eight minutes into the game, Randolph had outscored the cold-shooting Mavericks all by himself, 11-8. ... Carlisle said Carter's longevity was ''beyond belief. ... He's still playing at a good level. You've got to guard him.'' Carter played for the Mavericks from 2011-14.

Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews and Barea returned after missing Sunday night's loss to Houston due to various minor injuries. ... Matthews became the seventh Dallas player to hit 500 3-pointers with the team with his two in the first half.

UP NEXT

Kings: At Houston on Wednesday for the second half of a back-to-back.

Mavericks: Nine days off before visiting the Lakers on Feb. 23.

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Key Players
Z. Randolph
50 PF
H. Barnes
40 SF
34.5 Min. Per Game 34.5
18.3 Pts. Per Game 18.3
1.9 Ast. Per Game 1.9
6.6 Reb. Per Game 6.6
48.4 Field Goal % 44.9
48.0 Three Point % 44.9
79.3 Free Throw % 82.6
+ 2 Dwight Powell made finger-roll layup, assist by J.J. Barea 0:06
  Defensive rebound by Dirk Nowitzki 0:11
  Bogdan Bogdanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:15
+ 2 Kyle Collinsworth made dunk, assist by Dirk Nowitzki 0:39
  Lost ball turnover on De'Aaron Fox, stolen by Doug McDermott 0:43
+ 3 J.J. Barea made 3-pt. jump shot 1:03
+ 3 De'Aaron Fox made 3-pt. jump shot 1:12
+ 1 Dwight Powell made free throw 1:32
  Shooting foul on Kosta Koufos 1:32
+ 2 Dwight Powell made hook shot, assist by J.J. Barea 1:32
+ 2 De'Aaron Fox made turnaround jump shot 1:40
Team Stats
Points 114 109
Field Goals 47-87 (54.0%) 38-83 (45.8%)
3-Pointers 12-29 (41.4%) 15-40 (37.5%)
Free Throws 8-12 (66.7%) 18-23 (78.3%)
Total Rebounds 47 47
Offensive 5 4
Defensive 33 33
Team 9 10
Assists 30 29
Steals 6 4
Blocks 4 4
Turnovers 9 9
Fouls 19 15
Technicals 0 0
22 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST
19 PTS, 5 REB, 13 AST
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away team logo Kings 18-38 29362326114
home team logo Mavericks 18-40 16282738109
Team Stats
away team logo Kings 18-38 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Mavericks 18-40 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
Z. Randolph PF PPG RPG APG FG%
J. Barea PG 10.5 PPG 2.0 RPG 10.5 APG 38.9 FG%
Top Scorers
Z. Randolph PF 22 PTS 7 REB 3 AST
J. Barea PG 19 PTS 5 REB 13 AST
54.0 FG% 45.8
41.4 3PT FG% 37.5
66.7 FT% 78.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
Z. Randolph 25 22 7 3 0 0 3 1 10/15 2/3 0/0 1 6 32 +9
B. Bogdanovic 33 19 5 4 0 0 1 3 8/17 3/7 0/0 0 5 31 -3
J. Jackson 30 12 6 3 0 0 1 1 5/9 1/4 1/1 1 5 23 -4
D. Fox 31 11 4 7 1 0 3 0 5/12 1/3 0/0 0 4 27 -5
W. Cauley-Stein 28 10 4 1 1 2 0 4 4/8 0/0 2/4 1 3 19 +8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
Z. Randolph 25 22 7 3 0 0 3 1 10/15 2/3 0/0 1 6 32 +9
B. Bogdanovic 33 19 5 4 0 0 1 3 8/17 3/7 0/0 0 5 31 -3
J. Jackson 30 12 6 3 0 0 1 1 5/9 1/4 1/1 1 5 23 -4
D. Fox 31 11 4 7 1 0 3 0 5/12 1/3 0/0 0 4 27 -5
W. Cauley-Stein 28 10 4 1 1 2 0 4 4/8 0/0 2/4 1 3 19 +8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Temple 19 13 0 2 0 0 1 4 4/7 2/3 3/4 0 0 16 +8
K. Koufos 22 11 7 2 0 1 0 2 5/5 0/0 1/2 2 5 23 -4
B. Hield 17 8 1 1 1 0 0 0 3/8 1/4 1/1 0 1 12 +13
V. Carter 26 8 4 7 3 0 0 4 3/6 2/5 0/0 0 4 29 +6
J. Sampson 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 1 -3
I. Shumpert - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Mason III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Caboclo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Cooley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Labissiere - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Giles - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 114 38 30 6 4 9 19 47/87 12/29 8/12 5 33 213 +25
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Barea 31 19 5 13 1 0 4 2 7/13 5/9 0/0 1 4 47 +8
H. Barnes 30 18 5 2 1 0 0 0 6/14 3/8 3/5 0 5 28 -14
D. Smith Jr. 30 17 3 3 1 0 1 3 6/15 2/9 3/4 0 3 26 -13
W. Matthews 28 13 5 2 0 0 1 0 4/12 3/7 2/2 1 4 21 -12
D. Nowitzki 31 12 6 3 0 1 1 3 4/10 1/4 3/3 0 6 24 +8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Barea 31 19 5 13 1 0 4 2 7/13 5/9 0/0 1 4 47 +8
H. Barnes 30 18 5 2 1 0 0 0 6/14 3/8 3/5 0 5 28 -14
D. Smith Jr. 30 17 3 3 1 0 1 3 6/15 2/9 3/4 0 3 26 -13
W. Matthews 28 13 5 2 0 0 1 0 4/12 3/7 2/2 1 4 21 -12
D. Nowitzki 31 12 6 3 0 1 1 3 4/10 1/4 3/3 0 6 24 +8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Powell 26 18 6 5 0 0 1 0 6/9 1/1 5/6 2 4 33 +2
D. McDermott 19 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 2/3 0/0 2/3 0 3 12 +7
K. Collinsworth 19 6 1 0 0 0 1 1 3/5 0/1 0/0 0 1 6 +7
S. Mejri 5 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 3 -2
Y. Ferrell 14 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 2 -11
J. Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -1
M. Kleber 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 -4
N. Noel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Motley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Finney-Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 109 37 29 4 4 9 15 38/83 15/40 18/23 4 33 203 -25