DALLAS (AP) — Dorian Finney-Smith hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with 3.3 seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks, playing without All-Star guard Luka Doncic, overcame a 19-point deficit for the second time. this week to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-113 on Saturday.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-high 36 points in his first start for Dallas since acquiring Washington on Feb. 10. Jalen Brunson added 23 points and assisted on the winning field goal, going the length of the field before passing to Finney-Smith for a 114-111 lead.
The Kings had a chance to tie it in the dying seconds, but Harrison Barnes’ 30-footer came off the edge and Justin Holiday converted the miss into a layup for the game’s final points.
Dallas trailed Golden State by 19 last Sunday before rallying for a 107-101 victory. The Mavericks have won five straight.
De’Aaron Fox tied a career high with 44 points, and Domantas Sabonis added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings. The Kings ended a five-game trip 2-3.
Doncic was listed on the injury report as having a sprained left toe. Coach Jason Kidd did not provide details on the injury. It was the first game Doncic has missed since January 7 and 16 this season. Dallas is 6-10 without the 23-year-old four-time star.
Kings: Richaun Holmes returned after missing five games with back pain. Holmes had six points and six rebounds in 16 minutes. … Guard Jeremy Lamb sat with pain in his left hip.
Mavericks: Finney-Smith had 17 points, hitting 5 of 11 from 3-point range. … Dinwiddie converted 12 of 13 free throws. … Power forward Maxi Kleber missed his second straight game with an ankle injury.
Kings: New York hosts Monday night.
Mavericks: Host Utah Monday night.
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