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Mavericks vs Kings Preview: Dallas hopes to rebound on night two of a back-to-back

The Mavericks hope to recover from a maddening loss on Saturday night

Sacramento Kings v Dallas Mavericks Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images

The Dallas Mavericks (9-4) host the Sacramento Kings (7-4) Sunday night in Dallas at 6:30 pm. The game will be broadcast on Bally Sports Southwest. The Mavericks are returning home from a four-game road trip where they split wins and losses. The Kings are riding a five-game win streak, including three on the road. Let’s get to the key details:

  • WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings
  • WHAT: Home for the first time in forever
  • WHERE: American Airlines Center
  • :WHEN: 6:30 pm CST
  • HOW: Bally Sports Southwest

On the injury front, the usual players are all available for Dallas. Luka Doncic had been on the injury report, but is suiting up. For the Kings, Kevin Heurter and Trey Lyles are missing the game with various issues.

The key to this game lies in how effective Dallas can be at walling off the paint against the Kings. DeAaron Fox is coming off a 43-point game and Domontas Sabonis is a beast inside. The Mavericks could also use bounce-back games from Derrick Jones Jr. and proof of life from Josh Green.

Hopefully, Luka Doncic and Kyrie can put their imprint on the game early and the Mavericks can put the Kings away. But it’s the second night of a back-to-back where the Mavericks traveled home. They may well look sluggish. If you need a longer preview, Brent Brooks wrote one this morning.

We’ll see what we can come up with after the game. Thanks as always for hanging out.