KINGS (17-30) VS. MAVERICKS (33-18)
Where: Sleep Train Arena
Time: 7 p.m.TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Sacramento Bee
1. Defend the three: The Mavericks have multiple players who are threats from three-point range, so the Kings need to make sure they don’t give up open looks.
2. Stop the runs: The Kings fall behind by big deficits because of bad shots and turnovers that trigger opponents’ offenses. More discipline is needed.
3. Finish the job: The Kings have had double-digit leads in both games against Dallas this season but lost both times. They must avoid lulls.