The Dallas Mavericks are back again as they finish off another back-to-back. This time, they take on the Sacramento Kings for the first time this season.
The win streak is up to five in a row and 10 of the last 11 for the Dallas Mavericks. Coming off another dominant win over the New Orleans Pelicans, the Mavs squad should be well rested and ready to go tonight as they take on the Sacramento Kings. Luka Doncic was the only starter to play more than 20 minutes in the game, but was still well below his season average.
The Kings have been a bit of a disappointment so far this season. After a year in which their young roster began making strides towards a potential playoff berth, they have started this season slow and are outside of the playoffs early, despite the West playing out very strangely so far. This is not all their fault, though, as they have been hit by the injury bug.
Here are just a few things to know prior to the upcoming game.
Sunday’s game will have a littler earlier tip than usual, although not as early as Saturday’s game. The game will tip-off at 6:00pm central time
How to Watch
The game between the Mavs and Kings will not be televised nationally, but will be on local channels. In Dallas, the game will be shown on Fox Sports Southwest. As for the Kings broadcast, they will be available on the Fox Sports station for their region.
How to Watch Online
FuboTV is a great source that has streaming coverage for all fans. It is an easy, convenient way to catch local, national, and out of market NBA action this season, as well as other sports.
The Mavericks opened as a -5 favorite for the matchup against the Kings, but are now up to a -8. With the way Dallas has been beating up on opponents lately, it is not surprising that the odds are leaning further in Dallas’ favor.
The official injury report is not out for either team at this time, but the Kings will likely be without big man, Marvin Bagley III again, as well as third year guard, De’Aaron Fox. These are big losses for the Kings and a major reason for the tough start to the season.
On the Mavs side, the team will be playing without backup guard, Delon Wright, who had a groin strain in the first quarter of yesterday’s game. Early reports seem to indicate that the injury is fairly minor and we should see Wright back out there soon. There is also the chance they will be without Kristaps Porzingis on the second night of a back-to-back.
Storyline to Follow: YogiMania
The Dallas Mavericks helped kickstart Yogi Ferrell‘s NBA career before he got a better deal with the Sacramento Kings before last season. Since joining the Kings, Yogi has not been playing as much or as well as he did in Dallas, but he is still getting to play. That is even more true lately as the Kings have been without Fox and Bogdan Bogdanovic for some games.
Yogi is coming off his best performance of the season, scoring 17 points against the San Antonio Spurs. It would be a lot of fun to see Yogi play well in Dallas one more time.
The Mavs are definitely the favorites in this one once again and hopefully the team can continue to take care of business as they inch closer to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference standings.