Kings (29-46) vs. Pelicans (32-43)
Where: Smoothie King Center
When: Friday, 5 p.m.
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1. Big effort: New Orleans poses a unique challenge for opposing defenses when DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, both 6-foot-11, are on the floor. Kings big men Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos face a tall order keeping up with the Pelicans duo.
2. McLe-more: The Kings have been without a go-to scorer since trading Cousins to New Orleans. Ben McLemore tied his season high Wednesday night with 22 points.
3. Hello again: Garrett Temple said he expects Cousins is “going to be emotional” facing his former team for the first time, which is a little bit like saying the game will be played indoors. We’ll see if that fuels Cousins to a big game.