Kings (10-17) vs. Trail Blazers (13-16)
Where: Golden 1 Center
When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
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1. Backcourt production: Don’t expect the Kings’ backcourt to outscore Portland’s duo of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, who are averaging a combined 49.4 points. In Sunday’s loss at Dallas, Garrett Temple and Darren Collison totaled seven points on 2-of-18 shooting.
2. Look out for Leonard: Portland center Meyers Leonard said he frustrates DeMarcus Cousins. The two received technicals in the teams’ first meeting in November, and look for Leonard to try to irk Cousins.
3. Hit first: Following a three-game trip, the Kings must come out with energy and focus. Otherwise, Lillard and McCollum will make them pay.