▪ Where: Sleep Train Arena
▪ Time: 7 p.m.
▪ TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140
▪ 1. 13 or less: The Kings would like to cut their turnovers – at least in half – from Wednesday’s season opener (27), the team’s most since March 19, 2006, at Minnesota. The Kings cannot afford to give Portland too many extra possessions or they’ll lose big.
▪ 2. Pass, pass, pass: Sacramento needs to make multiple passes to create the best shots for teammates. The Kings make themselves easier to defend when they hold the ball and players stop moving. It’s a reason the team shot just 30.8 percent Wednesday against Golden State.
▪ 3. Stay defensive: The biggest positive from Wednesday’s loss was the team’s overall defense. It’ll need another big defensive effort against the Trail Blazers, who can hurt the Kings with perimeter shooting or in the post with All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge.