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Sacramento is 3-2 and number two in the Pacific Division, with three wins away from home and two defeats at home. Sacramento won its second game in a row Friday with a 113-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans. De’Aaron Fox scored 23 points for Sacramento in the win. Kings shot 50% overall and 33.3% from long range. Harrison Barnes continued his strong start to the season with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Sacramento has no players listed on their injury report.
Dallas is tied for first place in the Southwest Division with 3-2 with the Memphis Grizzlies. Dallas had a three-game winning streak snapped up Friday after falling to the Denver Nuggets 106-75. Dallas shot only 29.5% overall and a dismal 21.6% behind the arc. Luka Doncic scored 16 points for Dallas. Prior to the loss to Denver, Dallas had won three in a row over Toronto, Houston and San Antonio. Sterling Brown and Kristaps Porzingis are both questionable until Sunday.
Kings need more stops in defense
Sacramento have won three of their first five games this season, but the Kings need to make more stops at the defensive end going forward. Sacramento allows an average of 113.2 points per game. match, which is 21st in the NBA, and opponents have an average of 49.6 rebounds per game. game against the Kings, while Sacramento has only 45.4 rebounds on average per game. match. Sacramento’s leading rebounder is Harrison Barnes with an average of 10.4 per. kamp, mens Richaun Holmes is an average of 10.0 boards per. competition. Sacramento has an average of 6.4 steals and 4.8 blocked shots per game. match with De’Aaron Fox leading in steals with 1.2 per.
Sacramento scores an average of 111.0 points per game. match, which is 12th in the NBA and is only number 15 in the field goal percentage of 45.4%. Harrison Barnes is the leading scorer for Sacramento with an average of 25.0 points per game. match, while De’Aaron Fox is the second leading scorer and is team leader in assists with an average of 19.4 points and 6.8 dishes per game. competition. Sacramento has an average of 23.4 assists and 13.8 turnovers per game. battle for an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.7.
Mavericks need to improve shooting
Dallas has won three of its first five, but the Mavericks are shooting poorly to start the season. In Friday’s loss to Denver, Dallas shot only 29.5% overall and 21.6% from long range. On the season, Dallas shoots 39.6%, which is number 30 in the NBA and 31.0% from long range, which is number 27. The Mavericks have an average of 97.0 points per game. battle led by Luka Doncic with an average of 22.4 points per. match, but the next-closest scorer is nearly 10 points less, as Tim Hardaway Jr. has an average of 12.8 points per. match. Doncic is the dish leader with an average of 7.0 assists per. match. Dallas averages 19.4 assists and 13.0 turnovers for a ratio below the average of 1.5 assists-to-revenue.
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The Mavericks are eighth in the NBA in allowed points with an average of 103.8 per. match. Dallas, however, allows an average of 50.4 rebounds per game. game, which is 27. and the Mavericks have an average of only 46.2 rebounds per game. match. Dallas averages 35.8 defensive rebounds and 10.4 offensive boards per game. The leading rebounder is Doncic with an average of 8.6 per. competition. Dallas has an average of 6.8 steals and 5.2 blocked shots per game. match where Hardaway is leading in steals with an average of 1.2 per. competition, and Maxi Kleber is a leader in block shots with an average of 1.4 swats per. competition.
- Dallas is 1-6 ATS in the last seven
- The Mavericks have 1-7 ATS in the last eight at home against Sacramento
- Sacramento is 7-3 ATS in the last 10
- Kings have 6-0 ATS in the last six away