KINGS (27-51) AT TRAIL BLAZERS (50-28)
• Time: 7 p.m.
• Where: Moda Center, Portland, Ore.
• TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140
• 1. Three-point defense: Portland is one of the best three-point shooting teams in the NBA, making 37 percent . The Kings are one of the worst teams at defending the three-point line.
• 2. No help: With Isaiah Thomas still out because of a quadriceps injury, Ray McCallum will try to contain All-Star point guard Damian Lillard, one of the toughest point guards to cover.
• 3. Fast tempo: The Trail Blazers love to play at a fast pace, averaging 106.6 points. The Kings play their best when the pace quickens.
– Jason Jones