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Las Vegas Summer League 2017 game thread: Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings

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Could we see Smith vs. Fox?

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WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings

WHAT: SUMMER PLAYOFFS!

WHERE: Thomas & Mack Center (UNLV), Las Vegas, NV

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. CT

HOW: ESPN2 or streaming on mavs.com

THE STORY: Hi friends! Your girl is freshly returned from watching the Summer Mavs live in Vegas. They are as fun in person as they are on TV.

The story tonight is probably less about the two actual teams playing and more about whether, as the Las Vegas Summer League playoffs begin, teams will start to rest players. In theory, we should be seeing Kings first round draft pick De’Aaron Fox go up against Mavericks first round draft pick Dennis Smith, Jr., but the reality is these teams have probably seen enough of their respective prizes to risk injury.

Regardless, the Mavs have a strong summer team with or without DSJ, and should give Sacramento a good run for their money. As always, we’re rooting for fun play, individual player development, and no injuries to anyone.

Go Mavs.