Mavericks at Kings
9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif.
TV: KTXA/Channel 21
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, KFLC/1270 AM (Spanish)
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Records: Mavericks 32-44, Kings 30-47
About the Mavericks: The Dallas Mavericks snapped a four-game losing streak with Sunday’s 109-105 win in Milwaukee. Harrison Barnes led the way for Dallas with 31 points on an efficient 13 field-goal attempts. Barnes scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, including going 10-for-10 from the free throw line after attempting no free throws in the first three quarters. ... Guard Seth Curry, who played for the Kings last season, is hopeful of playing Tuesday after missing Sunday’s game after aggravating his injured left shoulder Friday in Memphis. ... The Mavericks are 1-2 so far on a season-high five-game road trip, which ends Wednesday against the Clippers in Los Angeles before returning home to host the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. ... Dallas is 7-6 this season on the front end of a back-to-back games. ... The Mavericks are the only team yet to play in the Kings’ new arena.
About the Kings: Sacramento has won three of its past five games. The Kings are coming off Saturday’s 123-117 victory in Minnesota when rookie Buddy Hield scored 22 points. Ty Lawson came off the bench to score 21 points and dish out 11 of the Kings’ 27 assists in just 25 minutes. ... The Kings and Mavericks are 1-1 in their season series. Sacramento handed the Mavericks one of their worst losses of the season, winning 120-89 in Dallas on Dec. 7. The Mavericks returned the favor, winning 99-79 in Dallas on Dec. 18. ... The Kings traded DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans on Feb. 20 and players received included Hield, averaging 14.4 points per game and Tyreke Evans, 12.8 ppg in only 22.2 minutes per game.