VS. TRAIL BLAZERS (38-19)
Where: Sleep Train Arena
Time: 3 p.m.
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1. Filling the void: DeMarcus Cousins (sprained left ankle, left hip contusion) won't play Sunday, so it will take multiple players to make up for his lost points and rebounds.
2. Defending Dame: Damian Lillard is one of the best guards at attacking off the dribble. The Kings have to limit Lillard’s drives and not allow him to compromise their defense.
3. Second-unit surge: Portland bolstered its bench last month by trading for Arron Afflalo. The Kings need to match the production with energy and hustle from the likes of Omri Casspi and Derrick Williams.