Mavericks at Kings
5 p.m. Sunday, Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, Calif.
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Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
Records: Mavs 35-37; Kings 28-44
About the Mavs: Dallas is 0-2 on this four-game road trip after losses Wednesday in Portland (109-103) and Friday in Oakland against Golden State (128-120). The trip winds up Monday in Denver before the Mavs return home to host the New York Knicks on Wednesday. ... The Mavs will be without point guard Deron Williams, who returned home Sunday so he can undergo an MRI exam on his left strained abdominal muscle. Williams will also miss Monday’s game in Denver. ... Dirk Nowitzki will play both ends of this back-to-back after restingagainst Golden State. ... Wesley Matthews is 21-of-41 from the field in the past three games, including 17-of-28 from 3-point range. He also averaged 21 points and had only two turnovers the past three games.
About the Kings: A once promising season hasn’t gone well for Sacramento, which is headed to the draft lottery again. ... The Kings have lost 13 of their past 17 games. But one of those victories was against the Mavs, 104-101 in Dallas on March 3. ... This is the front end of a back-to-back for the Kings, who play in Portland on Monday. ... DeMarcus Cousins is a beast for anyone to handle inside the paint. The All-Star is averaging 27.1 points and 11.6 rebounds to go along with 1.48 steals and 1.38 blocks per game. ... Former Mavs point guard Rajon Rondo averages 11.8 ppg and leads the NBA with 11.7 apg. ... Rudy Gay is averaging 17.2 ppg and 6.4 rpg.