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KINGS WON 4-1
GAME 1: KINGS 116, MAVERICKS 105
Kings run away from Mavs in opener
Final:  Boxscore | Play By Play
 
GAME 2: KINGS 83, MAVERICKS 79
Peja strips Finley, Kings escape Mavs
Final:  Boxscore | Play By Play
GAME 3: MAVERICKS 104, KINGS 79
3rd-quarter surge propels Mavs in Game 3
Final:  Boxscore | Play By Play
GAME 4: KINGS 94, MAVERICKS 92
Kings hold on for pivotal win in Dallas
Final:  Boxscore | Play By Play
GAME 5: KINGS 119, MAVERICKS 118
Good 'til the last shot: Kings bounce Mavs
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Tickets: @SAC | @DAL
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Insider Sitelines
ESPN Radio Audio
 Game 1 Review
NBA on ESPNRadio: Doug Christie punctates the highlights from Mavs-Kings Game 1. And Peja Stojakovic has the last word.
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 Sacramento And Wayne
Dan Patrick Show: Mavs G Steve Nash sizes up the Kings. And he lost the phone number for the de facto King of Canada.
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Kings vs Mavericks
sac dal  
FINAL 1234 F
MAVERICKS 37 29 30 22 118
KINGS 24 39 33 23 119
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Kings Brad Miller and Peja Stojakovic move on to Round 2.

Mike Bibby set career playoff bests with six 3-pointers and 36 points as the Kings advance. More...

Stein Line: No 'Walk' in the park
No Mavericks player seems to have less of a future in Dallas than Antoine Walker.


The only way to play while in a 3-1 hole is to scratch, claw and fight for your playoff lives.
• Advice for comebacks

A look inside the numbers suggests the Kings will miss Anthony Peeler more than you think.
• Kings' missing key


Anthony: Christie leading by exampleInsider
Doug Christie is giving the Kings a toughness that makes them a legitimate threat for the NBA title.
Bembry: Down and dirty
Brad Miller has brought toughness to the soft Kings. But can he turn them into an NBA champion?

TEAM STATS (Regular Season)
  MAVERICKS KINGS
PPG 105.2 102.8
RPG 45.3 41.2
APG 23.9 26.2
FG% 45.947 46.238
FT% 79.558 79.550
3P% .348 .401

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (Regular Season)
  MAVERICKS KINGS
PPG Nowitzki 21.8 Stojakovic 24.2
RPG Nowitzki 8.7 Miller 10.3
APG Nash 8.8 Bibby 5.4
FG% Jamison 53.450 Miller 51.026
FT% Nash 91.633 Stojakovic 92.706
3P% Najera .500 Peeler .482


More from ESPN
Stein Line: Mavs shooting blanks
Dallas faces a first-round exit and surprisingly it's their offense, not defense, that's taking the blame.
Top-scoring teams suddenly rely on defense
When this series began, defense seemed certain to be a dirty word. After all, the Mavericks and the Kings were the NBA's two highest-scoring teams.
League reviewing Game 3 skit parodying Kings
The NBA is reviewing a pre-game skit by the Dallas Mavericks to determine if it was demeaning to the Sacramento Kings.
Stein Line: Kings shot with Peja off target?
Peja Stojakovic isn't among the Kings' walking wounded, but his shooting eye has gone awry.
Report: Bibby (hip flexor) a game-time decision
The Sacramento Kings have battled injuries all season. Add Mike Bibby to the list of players nicked and bruised.
Benchmark: Jamison named top sixth man
Dallas Mavericks forward Antawn Jamison won the NBA Sixth Man award Friday, a tribute to how well the career-long starter accepted a reserve role and remained a valuable part of the offense.
Slams and Dunks: Big doubts over Dallas
A questionable late-game playcall in Game 2 turned up the heat on the Mavs and coach Don Nelson.
Slams and Dunks: Mavs' Harris for hire?
Yes, Mavs assistant Del Harris was approached by the Raptors. But not to be their head coach.
Stein Line: Sacramento's new super subs
Doug Christie or Anthony Peeler must fill the void left by ailing sixth man Bobby Jackson every game now.
Report: Kings' Jackson out for playoffs
Bobby Jackson is out of action for NBA the playoffs, the Sacramento Bee reported Monday.
Legler: Playoffs' possible upset specials
The Kings, Nets and Heat could be shown early exits courtesy of the Mavericks, Knicks and Hornets.
Insider Breakdown: Kings vs. Mavericks
Longtime NBA assistant coach and scout Brian James takes an in-depth look at the first-round matchups.

Roster: SAC | DAL
History: SAC | DAL
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