Mavericks at Sacramento Kings 9 p.m. today; FSSW; KESN-FM (103.3), KFLC-AM (1270 in Spanish). Scouting the Mavericks Is it possible this will be their last trip ever to Sacramento? The potential move of the Kings to Seattle remains a hotly contested battle between the two cities. … The Mavericks are going for a sweep of the season series after winning the first three meetings — twice by 23 points in Dallas and 117-112 in overtime in Sacramento in January. That was the first win after the Mavericks had sunk to 10 games under .500 at 13-23. … The Mavericks have won 30 of the last 36 meetings with the Kings, including five of the last six in Sacramento. … Dirk Nowitzki’s scoring average has crept up to just over 17 points for the season and 21.1 points over his last dozen games. … Vince Carter went into the Denver game needing eight assists for 4,000 in his career. He will become the 15th player in NBA history to amass 22,000 points, 5,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists. Scouting the Kings They are playing out the string in another lost season. They will miss the playoffs for the seventh season in a row. … They have a 19-18 home record but have lost their last three games in Sacramento. … DeMarcus Cousins has averaged 24.3 points in the last three games and leads them at 17.2 points for the season. He’s 11th in the league in rebounding at 10 per game. … Their backcourt of Tyreke Evans and Isaiah Thomas has been solid of late, with Evans scoring 43 points in the last two outings, and Thomas averaging 20.2 points in the last five. Evans has scored in double figures in 11 of the last 12 games. Thomas made a career-best seven 3-pointers last week at Golden State. … The Kings have problems defensively, surrendering nearly 105 points per game and allowing opponents to shoot nearly 47 percent from the field.
Tonight could be Mavs’ last trip to Sacramento; Vince Carter near another career milestone
Dallas Morning News | Apr 5