Kings 112, Mavericks 97: DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and 19 rebounds, and Derrick Williams scored a career-high 31 to pace Sacramento.
The Kings had only 10 players available because of a seven-player trade that brought forward Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors.
"Excited to say the least," said Gay, who was not in uniform. "It's a new beginning. I've been saying it all day. They have a lot of young pieces, and I'm glad to be a part of it."
The Kings also acquired center Aaron Gray and forward Quincy Acy. The Raptors received point guard Greivis Vasquez and forwards Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes.
Nuggets 75, Wizards 74: Kenneth Faried had a key block and transition dunk with 33 seconds left to lift Denver.
The Wizards still had several chances, but John Wall missed a layup, Trevor Ariza missed a 3-pointer, and Garrett Temple's layup was blocked.
Trail Blazers 105, Jazz 94: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points to propel Portland.
Grizzlies 94, Magic 85: Reserve Jon Leuer had 16 points and 12 rebounds to help short-handed Memphis.
Clippers 94, 76ers 83: Blake Griffin scored 26 points and Chris Paul added 25 points and 13 assists to boost Los Angeles.
Pelicans: Guard Tyreke Evans is expected to miss up to two weeks because of a sprained left ankle.
Grizzlies: Forward Quincy Pondexter is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his right foot.
Bucks: Center Zaza Pachulia will have to wear a walking boot for at least four weeks because of a right-foot fracture.
Odom sentenced: Former NBA player Lamar Odom has pleaded no contest to a drunken driving charge and accepted a sentence of three years' probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment.
-- ASSOCIATED PRESS