Kings (25-35) vs. Nets (9-49)
Where: Golden 1 Center
When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
1. Team defense: The Kings are still adjusting defensively after the exits of DeMarcus Cousins and Matt Barnes. They must know when to rotate and help each other, particularly when they have teammates at a size disadvantage.
2. Protect the ball: Still trying to build a new rhythm on offense, the Kings can’t afford to give away possessions with turnovers. Minnesota scored 20 points off their 18 turnovers Monday.
3. Big matchup: Brook Lopez leads the Nets with 20.5 points per game. Kosta Koufos and maybe Willie Cauley-Stein should have their hands full with the 7-footer.