DeMarcus Cousins on trade rumors: 'I'm a King. I'm good.'
Kings (7-11) at Celtics (10-8)
Where: TD Garden, Boston
When: Friday, 4:30 p.m.
TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
1. Containing the point: Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, a former King, pressures defenses because he can get to his spots on the floor seemingly at will. The Kings must be solid against him and help the guards when Thomas gets free.
2. Boogie on: DeMarcus Cousins has topped 30 points in four consecutive games. He should be able to score against Boston’s frontline, which lacks bulk.
3. More points, please: Darren Collison and Arron Afflalo must have better games and be more involved than in Monday’s loss at Washington, in which the Kings’ starting backcourt was outscored 50-9.