DALLAS -- Playing for the third time in four nights, the road weary Sacramento Kings take on a shorthanded Dallas Mavericks team Tuesday evening at American Airlines Arena.
Sacramento is coming off a tough loss in Los Angeles at the hands of the Lakers. Kyle Kuzma torched the Kings in the third quarter, and Sacramento's comeback came up short late as they fell back under the .500 mark at 36-37 on the season
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After falling to the Kings on Thursday, the Mavericks walked into Oracle Arena and crushed the Warriors by 35 points. Luka Doncic dropped in a triple-double and six Mavericks scored in double-figures in the win.
Kings Pregame Live on NBC Sports California begins at 5:00 p.m., with tipoff scheduled for 5:30 p.m. All coverage can be seen on the MyTeams by NBC Sports app.
The Kings are on game two of a five-game trip that started Sunday in LA against the Lakers. Following the Dallas game, they'll hit New Orleans, Houston, and San Antonio before returning home to face the Rockets next Tuesday.
Kings by 2
PG De’Aaron Fox
SG Buddy Hield
SF Harrison Barnes
PF Nemanja Bjelcia
C Willie Cauley-Stein
PG Luka Doncic
SG Jalen Brunson
SF Justin Jackson
PF Maxi Kleber
C Dwight Powell
C Harry Giles (thigh bruise) out.
PG Luka Doncic (knee) questionable, SG Tim Hardaway Jr. (tibia) out, PG J.J. Barea (Achilles) out, PF Kristaps Porzingis (knee) out.
Dave Joerger's crew is tired. After a back-to-back over the weekend, the Kings flew to Dallas on Monday with a game one day later. The Kings are on a stretch where they'll play six teams in six different cities over a nine-day period.
Marvin Bagley continues to shine during the stretch run. The 20-year-old dropped 25 points and 11 rebounds on Sunday against the Lakers for his third double-double in a row and fourth 20+ performance in his last five games.
Hield hit five 3-pointers against Los Angeles and now has 250 makes on the season and 574 over his first three years in the league. He needs 26 more triples in the Kings' final nine games to surpass Damian Lillard's NBA record of 599 3-point makes in the first three seasons his career.
Rick Carlisle's team is limping to the finish line. The team has already shut down Porzingis and Hardaway for the season, and Barrea went down early with an Achilles injury. Now Doncic is questionable with a sore knee.
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Former King, Justin Jackson, posted a team-high 19 points the last time these two teams faced off. The second-year wing shot 9-of-16 from the field and added five rebounds in 33 minutes for Dallas.
Seldom used rookie, Ryan Broekhoff, is taking advantage of his late season opportunity. The 28-year-old shooter has scored a combined 30 points over his previous two games. He had scored in double-figures just twice all season before the stretch.