KINGS (23-32) VS. LAKERS (19-37)
Where: Staples Center
When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
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TV/radio: CSNCA/NBA TV, 1140 AM
1. Inside chances: The Lakers recently benched center Timofey Mozgov and have been playing undersized Tarik Black and rookie Ivica Zubac. Both would seem to be mismatches for DeMarcus Cousins.
2. Cool head: Speaking of Cousins, the All-Star picked up his league-leading 17th technical foul in Sunday night’s win over the Pelicans. His next will result in another one-game suspension. Cousins said he’s working on controlling his emotions.
3. McLemore: Cousins and Darren Collison have shouldered the scoring load with Rudy Gay out, but Ben McLemore has provided a nice spark in the starting lineup, averaging 13.3 points in his past six games.