Kings (20-31) vs. Bulls (25-26)
Where: Golden 1 Center
When: Monday, 7:30 p.m.
TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140
1. Maintain pressure: Coach Dave Joerger stresses “multiple efforts” on defense, staying committed for entire possessions. The Kings maintained their defensive intensity against the Warriors and notched one of their best wins of the season.
2. Butler status: Jimmy Butler, the Bulls’ leading scorer at 24.6 points per game, is a handful to guard. His status is uncertain, though, after he missed Chicago’s last game because of a heel injury.
3. Same effort: The Kings have a habit of playing to their competition. They are one of only two teams with wins over the Warriors and Cavaliers this season, and they could have a much better record if they executed at the same level nightly.