Mavericks at Kings
9 p.m. Monday, Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, Calif.
TV: FSSW Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, KFLC/1270 AM (Spanish)
Records: Mavs 13-8; Kings 5-13
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About the Mavericks: Dallas is coming off its most impressive win of the season, a 108-106 victory Saturday night in Portland. The Mavs won the game when Monta Ellis hit a 21-footer at the buzzer. ... Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points against Portland and Ellis added 22. ... The Mavs are 2-0 on this four-game road trip. ... DeJuan Blair has started both games at center on this road trip in place of the struggling Samuel Dalembert. Blair had 15 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes against the Blazers. ... Nowitzki (25,496) is closing in on Alex English (25,613) for 13th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
About the Kings: Sacramento acquired Rudy Gay, Baylor ex Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray from the Toronto Raptors in a trade Sunday. None of the trio will play Monday. ... The Kings lost six straight games before winning in Utah on Saturday, 112-102 in overtime. ... DeMarcus Cousins leads the Kings with 22 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. ... Sacramento snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Mavs with a 110-97 win on March 9, 2012.
— Dwain Price