Kings at Mavericks
- Where: American Airlines Center
- When: Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
- TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140
- Records: Kings 24-35, Mavericks 33-28
- 1. Extra energy: With two players ailing (Rudy Gay, Seth Curry), the Kings need production from other players. Omri Casspi will have opportunities and it would be a great night for Ben McLemore or Marco Belinelli to be productive.
- 2. Find Dirk: Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki hurt the Kings with late-game shots in their last meeting. The Kings must be ready to contest Nowitzki at the three-point line.
- 3. Defensive focus: The Kings’ defense begins with ball containment. That means making it tough on Dallas point guard Deron Williams.