DeMarcus Cousins will miss his second consecutive game because of a lower back strain Friday when the Kings host the Minnesota Timberwolves at Sleep Train Arena.
The Kings are 1-5 without Cousins this season. Sacramento won at Milwaukee without Cousins on Wednesday. Cousins injured his back during Monday’s loss at Charlotte.
Caron Butler also will miss his second game in a row because of a sprained left ankle. Butler injured it during a workout with the team Tuesday at Marquette University.