Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for against Kings in seeding game three
Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for against the Kings in the third seeding game
The Dallas Mavericks dropped their first two seeding games in Orlando. Both losses came after the Mavs have built big first-half leads. The Mavs will be looking to get back on track against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday afternoon.
The Kings have also lost their first two seeding games in Orlando. They were blown out by the Magic in their last contest. Sacramento will also be looking to get back on track on Tuesday.
Let us take a closer look at how to watch and the biggest storyline for the game between the Mavs and Kings on Aug. 4.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings: How to watch
Start time: 1:30 p.m. CT or 2:30 p.m. ET
How to watch: Fox Sports Southwest-Dallas, NBC Sports California (Sacramento market)
Watch online: Fox Sports Go (Dallas market), NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings injury update
The Mavs will be without Dwight Powell, Courtney Lee, Jalen Brunson, and Willie Cauley-Stein during the restart. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist still has not played as he works on his conditioning. Seth Curry is listed as doubtful with right left soreness on the NBA’s official injury report. Losing a starter would certainly hurt the Mavs against the Kings.
Marvin Bagley III is out for Sacramento. Alex Len is also listed as questionable as he works on his conditioning.
Fans should be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for all the latest including Curry’s status for the game.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings storyline to follow: Luka going off
The Mavericks and Kings faced off three times before the NBA suspended play back in March. Luka Doncic has torched Sacramento this season. The Kings won the first meeting, but Luka had 27 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists. Doncic followed it up with 25-15-17 and 33-12-8 in two Mavericks wins. Expect the 21-year-old superstar to go off again on Aug. 4.
Buddy Hield has scored at least 22 points in every meeting against Dallas this season. The Kings’ guard is set for another stellar performance against the Mavs.
The Smoking Cuban will be back with plenty more from this game plus analysis on the restart, so stay tuned.