Kings (10-16) at Mavericks (6-20)
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas
When: Sunday, 1 p.m.
TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
1. Forget last meeting: The Kings posted their most lopsided win of the season, 120-89, on Dec. 7 at Dallas. That game means nothing. If the Kings think that will simply carry over, they’re in trouble.
2. Three-point defense: The Kings held Memphis to 5 of 25 on 3-point shooting Friday night. But it’s still a concern, so Sacramento must find shooters and contest shots on the perimeter. The Kings can’t allow the Mavs to get comfortable shooting the 3.
3. Keep talking: Kings coach Dave Joerger praised the team’s communication on defense against Memphis. That communication must continue if the Kings are to continue to improve their defense.