The Dallas Mavericks have struggled so far in the Las Vegas Summer League. They are winless in three tries, including two overtime losses. Dallas dropped a heartbreaker to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. They lead by double-digits entering the fourth only give up 30 points in the final ten minutes and fall in overtime.
The Mavs face the Sacramento Kings on Sunday in the second of a back-to-back set. The Kings are undefeated so far in Vegas and have won every game by a double-digit margin. They have three potential rotation players in their lineup led by ninth overall pick Davion Mitchell.
The Mavs have a second straight afternoon contest. Here is a look at how and what to watch for on Aug. 15.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings in summer league: How to watch
Start time: Aug. 14 at 2:00 p.m. CT or 3:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: ESPN 2
Watch online: Mavs.com (local), ESPN app (national)
Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings in summer league: Injury updates
The Mavs only have nine healthy players. Tyrell Terry and Tariq Owens were injured in Wednesday’s game versus the Utah Jazz and both missed Saturday’s tilt against the Nuggets. They are likely to remain out on Sunday too. Josh Green will not play as he recovers from the Olympics.
The Kings look healthy and ready to take down the Mavericks on Sunday afternoon.
Be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for all the latest, including updates on Terry and Owens.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings in summer league storyline to watch: Defending Davion
The Kings are going to let Davion Mitchell cook if Dallas cannot stop him. Jahmi’us Ramsey and Louis King are strong secondary options, but Mitchell is the game breaker for Sacramento’s squad in Vegas. Can the Mavericks defend him?
Eugene Omoruyi and Nate Hinton are the Mavericks’ two-way contract players for next season. Both can defend on the perimeter and are options for summer league Greg St. Jean to use on Mitchell. It will be interesting to see who he chooses and how they fare against the 2021 lottery pick.
The Kings will be massive favorites on Sunday afternoon, but the Dallas Mavericks are hungry for their first win in the Las Vegas Summer League. Be sure to tune in and enjoy the game.