Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for as Mavs host Kings

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Mavericks are fresh off a thrilling victory over the Washington Wizards to run their winning streak to three straight.  Luka Doncic had an unbelievable 30-point 20-assist performance to lift the Mavs to fifth in the Western Conference.

Dallas has no time to rest as they face the Sacramento Kings on Sunday evening. They will be without De’Aaron Fox again but have won two of their last three games. The Kings have topped the Mavericks twice since April 18. Dallas will be searching for revenge on their home floor tonight.

Here is a closer look at how and what to watch for on Sunday night at the American Airlines Center.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings: How to watch

Start time: 7:00 p.m. CT or 8:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest (Dallas market), NCB Sports California (Kings market)

Watch online: Bally Sports app (Dallas market), NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings injury updates

The Mavs will be without Kristaps Porzingis on Sunday night. It will be the second straight game he misses with right knee soreness. The organization left open the possibility the KP can return Tuesday in Miami, but stay tuned for updates.

Dallas is on the second night of a back-to-back set, so their injury report can change quickly. Stay tuned for updates.

The Kings listed De’Aaron Fox (health and safety) and Robert Woodard II (back) as out on the NBA’s official injury report. Harrison Barnes drew the doubtful tag after injuring his groin against the Mavericks last week. Chimezie Metu is also doubtful with a back injury.

Fans should be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for all the latest.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings storyline to follow: Slow the pace

The Kings are going to try to come out fast and blitz the Mavs on the second night of a back-to-back. Tyrese Haliburton will have Sacramento running as they attempt to throw up 125 on the Mavericks.

Luka Doncic needs to slow down the pace on Sunday night. Expect another monster performance from the 22-year-old as he tries to help Dallas avoid the play-in tournament with a win. They are just one game ahead of the Trail Blazers for seventh on the morning of May 2, so every game matters.

Dallas Mavericks fans will not want to miss Sunday’s contest. Please tune in and enjoy.

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