KINGS (21-39)AT BUCKS (12-47)
• Time: 5 p.m.
• Where: Bradley Center, Milwaukee
• TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140
• 1. Start fast: The Kings need a quick start. Milwaukee might have the NBA’s worst record, but the Kings are just 8-20 on the road. Playing a close game could give the Bucks the confidence to win their second in a row after they beat Utah on Monday.
• 2. Ball security issues: The Kings’ top three players, DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas, have had problems with turnovers. Cousins had six in Monday’s win over New Orleans. Taking care of the ball is essential to winning on the road, and the Kings lately have helped their opponents a lot with turnovers.
• 3. Share the ball: The Kings average just 19.3 assists, 29th in the NBA. If the ball movement is poor, turnovers are sure to pile up when the Kings attack a set defense. If the Kings share the ball, there will more scoring chances for key players.
– Jason Jones