Kings at Mavericks
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM; KFLC/1270 AM (Spanish)
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Records: Kings 7-13; Mavericks 4-16
About the Kings: The Kings have lost four of their last five games. Their only win was 122-105 at Brooklyn on Nov. 27 when center DeMarcus Cousins collected 37 points, 11 rebounds and four steals. ... This is the finale of a six-game, 12-day road trip for the Kings. But the second game on the trip – Nov. 30 at Philadelphia – was postponed due to condensation on the arena floor. ... In his last six games, Cousins has scored 36, 32, 37, 36, 28 and 36 points. Overall, Cousins is third in the NBA in scoring with 29.1 points per game, and also averages 10.5 rebounds and 1.35 blocks. ... Rudy Gay is averaging 19.4 points and 6.5 rebounds. ... The Kings are 21st in the league in scoring (102.4), 16th in points allowed (104.9), 17th in assists (21.8), and tied for 23rd in rebounding (42.4).
About the Mavericks: With the way this season has unfolded, the Mavs quickly need a life line before this season gets completely away from them. ... Injuries to Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles), J.J. Barea (calf) and Seth Curry (knee) haven’t helped. ... The Mavs are 1-1 on this four-game homestand that concludes Friday against the Indiana Pacers. ... The Mavs opened the homestand with a 107-82 win over the Chicago Bulls. But they took a step back Monday when they lost to the Charlotte Hornets 109-101. ... Deron Williams had 15 assists against the Bulls and 13 against the Hornets. ... Dwight Powell was 7-of-11 from the field with a career-high 17 points against the Bulls, and 7-of-11 with 15 points against the Hornets.