KINGS (27-52) AT CLIPPERS (55-24)
• Time: 12:30 p.m.
• Where: Staples Center
• TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
• 1. Weakside awareness: The Kings must stay close to big men Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan when they don’t have the ball. Point guard Chris Paul excels at finding both for easy lob dunks over unsuspecting defenders.
• 2. Attack the middle: Jordan leads the NBA with 13.8 rebounds per game. But even with the addition of power forward Glen Davis, the Clippers lack a big man capable of replacing Jordan’s athleticism and defensive presence around the rim, so the Kings should try to get Jordan in foul trouble.
• 3. Avoid foul trouble: Just as the Kings need to attack Jordan, the Clippers will do that against DeMarcus Cousins. He must avoid early fouls.
– Jason Jones