Dallas (49-16) at Sacramento (46-20)

Fair Currently: Sacramento, CA
Temp: 53° F
  • Game info: 3:30 pm EST Sun Mar 16, 2003
  • TV: ABC
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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (TICKER) —The Sacramento Kings try to sweep a season series from the Dallas Mavericks for the first time in five years on Sunday when they continue a four-game homestand at Arco Arena.

The Kings have won the first three meetings with Dallas this season after defeating the Mavericks in five games in the 2002 Western Conference semifinals. They are trying to sweep a regular-season series from Dallas for the first time since the 1997-98 campaign.

After posting a 29-points victory over the Mavericks here on January 15, the Kings have won the last two meetings on the road by just three points combined.

Sacramento has won 10 of its last 12 games and opened its homestand with a 119-84 rout over Toronto on Friday.

Chris Webber had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Peja Stojakovic scored 19 points for the Kings, who are just 3 1/2 games behind the Mavericks for the best record in the Western Conference.

Sacramento has won its last eight games at Arco Arena and have the league’s best home record at 28-5.

Dallas improved to 1-1 on a three-game road trip with a 116-114 victory at Golden State on Friday.

Michael Finley scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half and Eduardo Najera buried a jumper with three seconds left as the Mavericks won for the fifth time in seven games.

Steve Nash collected 17 points and 12 assists and Dirk Nowitzki managed 18 points before leaving with a sprained left ankle late in the first half. Nowitzki, who missed two games with a right ankle injury in December, could be sidelined Sunday.

Dallas has won five of its last seven games away from home and have the league’s best road record at 22-10.

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