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Great team win tonight, we needed that! On 2 the Nxt 1..
According to Malone, Isaiah Thomas is the Kings starting point guard for the rest of the season.
I made a mistake on D-Will's points. My bad.
Cousins on postgame says he's excited about new teammates: "I'm ready to go to war with them."
FINAL: Kings 112, Mavs 97. DMC: 32 and 19 for the Kings. IT: 24 points, career-high 12 assists. D-Will: career-high 31 points
Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray have left the 115 suite to a big ovation from the crowd.
Newest Kings walk down through the crowd. Fans chanting "Rudy!".
With all backups in, the score is cut to 106-90 in KIngs' favor and Malone calls a timeout. 2:39 to play. Bench has 6 points tonight.
Vivek Ranadivé just said hello to Mark Cuban. Also introduced his daughter to the Mavs owner.
Derrick Williams sits with a career-high 31 points. Isaiah Thomas has 24 points, career-high 12 assists.
Marcus Thornton relieves Derrick Williams. He's done for the night with a career-best 31 points on 12-of-16 shooting.
DeMarcus Cousins is done for the night with 32 points, 19 rebounds.
Jimmer in for IT, Hamady for Cousins. Standing ovation.
Jimmer Fredette and Hamady Ndiaye check in for Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins. Crowd gives the two starters a standing ovation.
Big cheers for Ray McCallum, who is making his second appearance of the season. Played 13 seconds two games ago.
Ray McCallum on the floor. Malone playing him with Isaiah Thomas.
Ray McCallum in for Outlaw. He's played :13 sec this season before tonight.
Make that 31 points for Derrick Williams.
Kings lead Dallas 99-78 with 7:20 to play.
Isaiah Thomas has a career-high 12 assists to go with 21 points.
Malone joked before the game that he might have to play Isaiah 48 minutes tonight. He may get close to that number.
Derrick Williams has a new career high with 29 points on 12-of-15 shooting.
Derrick Williams and Isaiah Thomas set career-highs on the same play. Williams gets his 29th point and Isaiah gets his 12th assist.
Isaiah Thomas with a career-high 12 assists
Isaiah also with his first double-double of the season as well.
He also has just 2 turnovers.
Isaiah Thomas now has a double-double: 21 points, 11 assists. 11 assists matches his career-high.
Isaiah Thomas has tied his career-high with 11 assists.
Isaiah Thomas with 21 pts and 11 asts, Williams with a career-high 27 points AND Boogie with 30 pts and 17 rebounds.
Derrick Williams career-high is 28. He has 27 points with 11 minutes left in the game.
Through 3 QTRs: Kings 92, Mavs 73. DMC with 30 points and 17 rebounds, Isaiah Thomas has 21 and 9 and Derrick Williams has 25 on 10-of-13.
Kings up 92-73 after three quarters. Isaiah Thomas has 21 points, 9 assists.
End of the third quarter and Cousins has 30, Williams has 25 and Thomas has 21.
Derrick Williams has 25 points, 4 rebounds in 26 minutes, 10/13 shooting.
DeMarcus Cousins has 30 points, 17 rebounds in 32 minutes.
The Kings have 3 bench points tonight. Who needs Rudy Gay with this starting 5? I kid, I kid....
Derrick Williams has 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting. His career high is 28.
Isaiah Thomas has 18 points and nine assists. He's a scoring point guard, but he can also make plays.
Kings get alley oop from Isaiah Thomas to Derrick Williams for play of game & 20 point lead over Mavericks.
Kings lead by 20. Something feels different. Could it be pace? Speed? Athleticism? Not sure...
Kings are clowning the Mavs out here. 25 points for Derrick Williams, 28/15 for DMC. 18 pts, 9 asts for Thomas. Kings up 87-67.
Dunkfest here at Sleep Train Arena.
Derrick Williams is looking like the guy I remember from Arizona. He's got 23 points, 9/11 shooting. Kings up 83-67.
Pete D'Alessandro on being aggressive to improve the Kings: "I got the mandate from my owner to make it happen."
Derrick Williams is up to 16 points on 7/9 shooting. Kings lead 72-59.
Derrick Williams now with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting for the Kings.
And Cuz just had a Sportscenter highlight taken away by a charge call when he dunked over Dirk.
DMC just posterized Dirk Nowitzki...but the refs call an offensive foul.
Cuz actually had 19 at half...missed those 2 FTs at the end. He's up to 23.
Halftime: Kings 57, Mavs 47. DMC 17pts 10rebs. D. Williams 12 pts, IT, JT 10pts each. Mavs: Ellis 13pts Dirk 9pts.
Halftime: Kings 57, Mavs 47. DMC with 19 and 10. JT, Williams and Isaiah also score in double figures for the Kings.
DeMarcus has gotten careless with the ball in the quarter. That's at least 3 turnovers in the quarter.
Isaiah Thomas just sent Bernard James a personal invite to his block party. James is 6'10. Isaiah is 5'9...
Kings lead is back up to double figures, 55-45. The starters have cleaned up the mess left by the reserves.
DMC already has 17 points and 9 rebounds. He averages about 21 and 10 for the season. Might be a 20/20 or a 30/20 night for him.
The Mavs have not scored in the last four minutes. Been stuck at 43 since the 6:31 mark.
But he fell after Monta stole the ball. When Dallas missed he was on the other end for a dunk. Guess it worked out then...48-43 Kings
DeMarcus Cousins now has 17 points in the first half on 6-of-12 shooting.
DMC again proves my theory about centers leading the break being a bad thing true with a turnover.
Kings are back up 46-43. DMC has a game-high 15 points and 6 rebounds.
At 44-43, DMC's last two baskets help the Kings' regain the lead. He has 13 points, but has shot 4-of-10 from the field.
Kings have been outscored by the Mavs 18-4 in the second quarter.
Mavs shooting 63.6 percent from the field in the 2nd quarter. Kings are at 16.7 percent.
Mavs take the lead on a Dirk Nowitzki three. Kings take a timeout, trail Mavs 41-38 at 6:57 mark 2nd quarter.
That was not a good stint by Jimmer Fredette in the first quarter. Needs to take advantage of his opportunity or McCallum will get a look.
Dirk hits a 3. Mavs now lead 41-38, 6:57 before halftime. Kings led 28-12 at one point.
The Mavs have tied the game at 38. The Kings led by 16 in the first quarter.
The second unit is getting abused. Missed shots, turnovers and defensive issues.
Mavs start the second quarter on a 6-0 run against the Kings reserves.
As expected, Monta Ellis is going after Jimmer's defense every chance he gets.
Gay, Acy, and Gray are watching tonight's game from a suite.
Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy & Aaron Gray introduced to the Sleep Train Arena crowd. Fans give them a standing ovation.
Kings out-rebounded the Mavs 18-8 in the first quarter.
First quarter: Kings 34, Mavs 23. IT 10pts 3 asts. Williams 9pts 4 rebs. DMC 8pts 4 rebs. Mavs: Ellis 5 pts, Carter 5 pts.
Asked Pete D'Alessandro before tipoff why he made the trade. "We needed talent. It's that simple, we needed to add talent to our roster"
33-19 Kings. Williams has 9 pts, 3 rebs.
Jimmer Fredette sighting, 2min mark of 1st
Jimmer Fredette off the bench to relieve Isaiah Thomas at point guard.
Jimmer is the backup PG tonight. Still expecting McCallum to play at some point.
Kings just recognized local survivors of Pearl Harbor attack. Always touching & nice standing ovation
Kings shooting 55 percent from the field in the first quarter.
Kings with 28 points with 3:55 remaining in the 1Q. Thomas with 10.
Subtle but noticeable change, ushers @ Sleep Train who used to wear windbreakers now wear ties, vests & jackets.
Good to see three Kings fight over a rebound on the defensive end.
Floyd Mayweather in the house yet again. A chance to see his protege Isaiah Thomas make his first start of the season.
Midway through the 1st, Isaiah Thomas already has 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting in his first start of the season.
Thomas already has 10 points, Kings lead 23-12.
They are calling the game in Spanish right behind us. Very strange to watch a game live in SAP.
Floyd Mayweather is back at a Kings game.
Kings up 21-12 midway through the first quarter.
Just a mass tweet for all of those asking - the Kings have yet to announce numbers for Rudy Gay, Aaron Gray or Quincy Acy.
Shootout in Sacramento. 12-11 Kings with less than 4 minutes gone in the 1Q