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Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for in Mavs at Kings

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks are facing a crucial week with five games over the next seven days, including two back-to-back sets. It starts with a three-game road trip that begins Monday against the Sacramento Kings. The Mavs have won three straight and must keep it going if they want to avoid the play-in tournament.

Luka Doncic will have to continue leading the charge as his team deals with injuries. Dallas will be looking for revenge against the Kings in the first of two meetings this week.

Here is a closer look at how and what fans should watch for on April 26 as the Mavericks face the Kings at Golden 1 Center.

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Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings: How to watch

Start time: 9:00 p.m. CT or 10:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: NBA TV (national), Bally Sports Southwest (Dallas market), NBC Sports California (Sacramento market)

Watch online: NBC Sports app (Sacramento market)

Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings injury updates

The Mavs listed four players as questionable on the NBA’s official injury report. Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) and Josh Richardson (hamstring) missed the team’s last game and figure to be rested on one half of this back-to-back at minimum. Luka Doncic (elbow) and Maxi Kleber (back) are also listed as questionable. Do not be surprised to see Kleber miss at least one game over the next two. Tyrell Terry remains out on Monday night.

The Kings are on the second night of a back-to-back, so they did not submit a report. De’Aaron Fox will remain out in the health and safety protocols. Marvin Bagley III is out also out with a foot injury.

Fans should check back closer to tipoff for the Kings’ official report, plus updates on the four questionable Mavericks.

Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings storyline to follow: Win and rest

The Mavs are facing a back-to-back set with a game in Oakland against the Warriors on Tuesday night. They need to take care of business on Monday and get as much rest as possible.

The Kings will be short-handed but play hard. They upset the Mavericks on April 18. Dallas needs more energy on Monday night. Expect Harrison Barnes to have a strong performance against his former team as Sacramento looks to play spoiler.

Expect the Mavs to come out strong and take care of business. Winning both games of this back-to-back set is massive if they want to avoid the play-in. Coach Rick Carlisle will have them ready. Fans are not going to want to miss a second of the action, so please tune in and enjoy the game.

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