Carter made 9-of-15 shots from the field and 6-of-9 from 3-point range. His brilliance against the NBA's worst defensive team highlighted one of the Mavs' best offensive performances of the season.
Point guard Darren Collison had a great game as well, scoring 18 points on 7-of-12 from the field, while also dishing out nine assists to go with only two turnovers. Dirk Nowitzki only took nine shots, but had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists for a great all-around performance, once again starting to show signs that he may be rounding into elite form.
The All-Star break is here for Dallas, and the Mavs have now won three of four games on their current homestand heading into said break to improve to 23-29. The team now gets a week to relax and rest up as they won't play until next Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic.
Dallas is 4.5 games out of the Houston Rockets for the Western Conference's final playoff spot with 30 games to go in the season.Tags: Basketball, Dallas, Dallas Mavericks, Darren Collison, Dirk Nowitzki, NBA, Sacramento Kings, Vince Carter