Where: Moda Center, Portland
When: 7 p.m. Friday
TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
1. Power game: DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Arron Afflalo have advantages if they can post up. It’s a matter of figuring out how to exploit size advantages for the Kings.
2. Downsizing: Portland’s backcourt of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum isn’t big, so the Kings could go with Darren Collison and Ty Lawson as a tandem. It’s something the Kings would like to try more of during the season.
3. Stay ready: There’s no telling how deep Dave Joerger will have to go into his rotation in the second of back-to-back games. So everyone must be engaged and ready to play at any moment.