Kings at Mavericks
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
Records: Kings 5-2; Mavericks 4-3
About the Kings: Before losing Sunday in Oklahoma City, the Kings were 5-1 for the first time since starting the 1999-2000 season 9-1. They also were 3-0 on the road for the first time since 1995-96. ... DeMarcus Cousins makes it all go for the Kings with 23 points and 11.1 rebounds per game, both averages being ninth-best in the NBA. ... Forward Rudy Gay averages 22.3 ppg and 7.1 rpg. ... Former Mavs point guard Darren Collison is averages 14.7 ppg and 6.3 assists. ... The Kings lead the league in rebounds (47.4), free throw attempts (37.3) and made free throws (30.1) per game and are last in 3-pointers made (4.1) per game.
About the Mavs: Dirk Nowitzki is 17 points away from passing Hakeem Olajuwon and becoming the No. 9 all-time leading scorer in NBA history. ... The Mavericks have dropped two of three, including Sunday when they were outhustled at home in a 105-96 loss to the Miami Heat. ... In his past two games, Chandler Parsons hasnine combined points on 2-of-20 shooting. ... Jae Crowder might have earned more minutes. Crowder played the last 12:05 of Sunday’s game and finished with 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting. ... The Mavs have been outscored in the third quarter in six of their seven games.
— Dwain Price