AT TIMBERWOLVES (5-25)
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis
Time: 5 p.m.
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1. Find some fire: The Kings have come out flat in their first two games of this trip. A slow start would give confidence to Minnesota, which has lost nine in a row.
2. Ignore the record: The Kings have lost nine of 11 games, so they shouldn’t assume they can walk over the Timberwolves. A false sense of security could lead to an embarrassing loss.
3. Everyone prepare to play: If the NBA disciplines center DeMarcus Cousins for throwing Boston guard Marcus Smart to the floor Wednesday, the evolving rotation will change again. Everyone has to be ready, especially the bench in the second of back-to-back games.