Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/12

Game 1: Thursday, October 12th

Kings 111

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Mavericks 90

(0-2, 0-1 home)

    Coverage: CSNS

    7:30 PM ET, October 12, 2006

    American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

    1 2 3 4 T
    SAC 25 24 34 28111
    DAL 18 23 22 2790

    Sacramento 111, Dallas 90

    DALLAS(AP) -- Mike Bibby scored 19 points, eight during a 26-8 run to open the third quarter, and the Sacramento Kings went on to a 111-90 preseason victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.

    Ron Artest added 13 points and six rebounds for the Kings in their exhibition opener.

    Josh Howard and rookie Maurice Ager each had 14 points for the Mavericks (0-2).

    Dallas shot 39.7 percent from the field and committed 22 turnovers against the pressure defense being implemented by new Sacramento coach Eric Musselman.

    Mavericks stars Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry and Jerry Stackhouse did not play.

    Sacramento opened the game with nine straight points and led 25-18 after the first quarter. The Kings were in front 49-41 at halftime.

    Bibby hit two 3-pointers to fuel Sacramento's 26-8 spurt, helping the Kings build a 75-49 lead. Bibby converted all four 3-pointers he attempted.

    Sacramento held an 83-63 lead after three quarters, and the Kings were in command by as many as 32 points in the fourth quarter as both teams cleared their benches.

    Dallas guard Greg Buckner left the game in the first quarter with a sprained left knee. He's listed as day-to-day.

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