• Dallas has won 17 of the last 19 regular-season meetings with Sacramento
  • The Mavericks have gone 33-7 in the their last 40 regular-season games against the
  • Kings
  • The Mavericks won 6-of-7 on the road against the Kings prior to falling in Sacramento on 12/9/13
DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings attempts to dunk against Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks on December 9, 2013 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.

DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings attempts to dunk against Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks on December 9, 2013 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.

  • Dallas leads the 2013-14 season series, 2-1 (the home team has won all three meetings)
  • Dallas swept the 2012-13 season series, 4-0
  • The Mavericks’ average margin of victory in those four wins was 15 points (Dallas recorded two 23-point wins against Sacramento last season)
  • The Mavericks held the Kings to just 60 points on 22-of-86 (.256) shooting in the game at Dallas on 1/14/12
  • (defeated Sacramento, 99-60), setting new franchise opponent lows for points (was 65 at Minnesota 2/27/07), field goals made (was 23 at Indiana, 23-67, 12/6/05) and field goal percentage (was .296, 24-81, at Minnesota 2/27/07).
Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks shoots a fadeaway against Donte Greene #20 of the Sacramento Kings on January 14, 2012 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks shoots a fadeaway against Donte Greene #20 of the Sacramento Kings on January 14, 2012 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

  • Mavericks guard Monta Ellis and Kings forward Travis Outlaw both grew up in Mississippi
  • Ellis attended Lanier HS in Jackson, Miss., while Outlaw attended Starkville HS in Starkville, Miss
  • Ellis and Outlaw were both drafted directly out of high school (Outlaw was the 23rd overall selection in the 2003 NBA Draft and Ellis was the 40th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft)
  • Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert appeared in 80 games (started 46) for Sacramento in 2010-11, averaging 8.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 24.2 minutes

Samuel Dalembert Press Conference

  • Mavericks guard Devin Harris and Kings forward Carl Landry were both born and raised in Milwaukee, Wis
  • Landry and Mavericks forward Shawn Marion both began their collegiate careers at Vincennes University (Vincennes, Ind.)
  • Kings forward Quincy Acy was born in Tyler, Texas, and attended John Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas
Quincy Acy, John Horn

Quincy Acy, John Horn

  • Acy went on to play his college ball at Baylor University in Waco, Texas
  • Kings player development coach Dee Brown previously served as an assistant coach for Detroit, where he coached Mavericks point guard Jose Calderon for the second half of the 2012-13 season
  • Mavericks guard Wayne Ellington was a teammate of Kings forward Rudy Gay on the Grizzlies for the first half of the 2012-13 season
Eliington (#3), Rudy Gay (#22)

Eliington (#3), Rudy Gay (#22)

  • Mavericks big man DeJuan Blair (Schenley HS in Pittsburgh) and Kings center Aaron Gray (Emmaus HS in Emmaus) both attended high school in Pennsylvania
  • Kings head coach Michael Malone previously served as an assistant coach for Golden State, where he coached Mavericks guard Monta Ellis for the first half of the 2011-12 season
  • Kings guard Jason Terry played eight seasons for the Mavericks from 2004-11 and averaged 16.1 ppg, 4.1 apg, 1.2 spg and 32.7 mpg in 619 games (285 starts) with Dallas
  • Terry won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award with Dallas in 2008-09 and was a member of the Mavericks’ 2011 title team.

Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

  • Jason Terry has never played a game with the Sacramento Kings after being traded by the Brooklyn Nets and is currently rehabbing in Dallas, Texas.
  • The Mavericks have won 20 consecutive home games against the Kings
  • It’s their longest ever home winning streak against one opponent
  • The Kings have not won in Dallas since 2/27/03, when they recorded a 126-124 overtime-victory

Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Four