Kings coach Dave Joerger looks for improvement as homestand begins
Kings (15-19) vs. Heat (10-26)
Where: Golden 1 Center
When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140
1. Attack the rim: Miami center Hassan Whiteside, one of the league’s better shot blockers and rebounders, is sidelined because of an eye injury. The Kings should get into the paint to exploit his absence.
2. Point guard minutes: The Kings need a good game from Darren Collison, especially because Ty Lawson has blurred vision after suffering a sinus fracture Saturday. If Lawson cannot play, Collison is the only healthy point guard, with Garrett Temple serving as an emergency backup.
3. Fourth-quarter energy: Injury-riddled Miami will be playing its third game in four nights. Even if Rudy Gay (strained right hip flexor) is unavailable, the Kings should have enough to beat the Heat if the game is close late.