Mavs Lead Series 3-2

Raja Bell sparked a third-quarter surge and Dallas grabbed a 3-to-2 lead in the conference semifinals by whipping Sacramento 112-to-93. Bell scored nine of his 13 points while the Mavericks were outscoring the Kings 29-to-10 in the third period. Bell hit four baskets in the quarter, one more than the Kings. Steve Nash led six Mavs in double figures with 25 points, going 15-of-16 from the line. Nick Van Exel came off the bench to get 18 points, two more than Michael Finley and Dirk Nowitzki. Nowitzki also had 15 rebounds and nine assists. Doug Christie paced the Kings with 21 points and Peja Stojakovic added 19 on 33-percent shooting. None of the other Sacramento starters had more than 13 points. Game six is Thursday in Sacramento.