Kings (28-45) vs. Grizzlies (40-32)
Where: Golden 1 Center
When: Monday, 7:30 p.m.
TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
1. Bruisers: Skal Labissiere could be in for another rough game as he’ll have to try to match strength with the likes of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. The rookie is skilled, but not nearly strong enough to deal with either Memphis big man in the post.
2. Prepare for ball pressure: Memphis guards Mike Conley and Tony Allen can create problems with their defensive intensity. They’ll look to disrupt the Kings with their defense and not allow Sacramento to get comfortable running its offense.
3. Try to run: The Kings need to generate easy points, which could come from forcing turnovers and finding fast break points. It would also mean fewer chances for Conley and Allen to cause problems with their halfcourt offense.