DALLAS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Peja Stojakovic scored 32 points Thursday night, including a pair of key late jumpers, as the Sacramento Kings fought off a second-half rally to down the Dallas Mavericks, 110-98.
Sacramento saw a 20-point lead cut to four before Mike Bibby scored for a 93-87 lead with 3:25 to go. After the Mavericks failed to answer, Stojakovic sank a 21-foot jumper over Steve Nash for an eight-point cushion with 2:40 to go.
Michael Finley hit a three-pointer 17 seconds later to get Dallas within 95-90, but Stojakovic countered with a fadeaway jumper from the top of the key with Nash draped all over him.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 29 points and Finley had 21 for the Mavericks, who had a four-game winning streak stopped.
Sacramento established control by closing the first half with a 13-2 spurt for a 59-42 lead. Jackson had nine points in the spurt.
A basket by Stojakovic gave the Kings their largest lead at 68-48 with 7 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter.