Kings (20-42) vs. Thunder (45-17)
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Power Balance Pavilion
Radio: KHTK (1140 AM)
1. Get Evans going: Tyreke Evans led the Kings with 22 points when they beat the Thunder in February, but he had just two points in a loss to Oklahoma City last week. Evans has said he needs to be more aggressive on offense.
2. Stay strong: Especially around the basket, the Kings have to match the physicality of Thunder big men Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins. Ibaka has 17 blocks in two games against the Kings this season.
3. Slow Durant: Playing in Sacramento seems to agree with the Thunder's scoring machine. In six games at the Kings' arena since the 2008-09 season, Durant has averaged 31.8 points.
No. Player Pos.
22 Isaiah Thomas G
23 Marcus Thornton G
13 Tyreke Evans F
34 Jason Thompson F
15 DeMarcus Cousins C
No. Player Pos.
0 Russell Westbrook G
2 Thabo Sefolosha G
35 Kevin Durant F
9 Serge Ibaka F
5 Kendrick Perkins C
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