KINGS (5-2) AT MAVERICKS (4-3)
▪ Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas
▪ Time: 5:30 p.m.
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▪ TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140
▪ 1. Fast start: The Kings cannot afford to fall behind big again on the road. While they overcame a double-digit deficit to beat Phoenix, they couldn’t climb back to defeat Oklahoma City.
▪ 2. Attack the middle: Center Tyson Chandler anchors Dallas’ defense. If the Kings can get him in foul trouble, there should be plenty of easier looks around the rim.
▪ 3. Hit from deep: The Mavericks are allowing opponents to shoot 39.2 percent from three-point range. Kings shooting guards Ben McLemore and Nik Stauskas should get some open looks from the perimeter.