KINGS (7-5) AT TIMBERWOLVES (3-8)
▪ Where: Target Center
▪ Time: 5 p.m.
▪ TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
▪ 1. Do not relax: Minnesota has been stung by injuries, with the latest to Kevin Martin, who is out indefinitely with a broken wrist. But if the Kings overlook the Timberwolves because of that, they could start their four-game trip with a loss.
▪ 2. Size advantage: The Kings should be able to exploit the Timberwolves by posting up center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Rudy Gay. Plus, it could put Minnesota in foul trouble and allow the Kings to score a lot of points on free throws.
▪ 3. Defend to win: The Kings are 4-1 when they hold opponents under 100 points.