Kings (8-15) vs. Lakers (10-16)
Where: Golden 1 Center
When: Monday, 7:30 p.m.
TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
1. A little hustle: The Kings often stare at a loose ball while their opponent corrals it for a second scoring opportunity. The guards must help when the big men cannot reach the ball.
2. Better offense: DeMarcus Cousins made only 7 of 22 shots Saturday at Utah, taking too many attempts while driving right at Rudy Gobert. Cousins could have another off night with a similar approach against Timofey Mozgov. The Kings must force the bigger Mozgov to defend Cousins away from the rim in space to give him better looks.
3. Watch out for Williams: Lakers reserve guard Lou Williams has been hot, and he had a good game in the Lakers’ comeback win in Sacramento last month. The Kings must try to keep Williams out of the paint. He has picked up his scoring because of injuries in the backcourt.