Kings (17-27) at Cavaliers (30-13)
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
When: Wednesday, 4 p.m.
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1. Pressure the point: The Kings cannot allow Kyrie Irving to get comfortable. Irving, an elite scorer, had 26 points Jan. 13 at Golden 1 Center. Sacramento defenders must chase Irving off the 3-point line and deny him uncontested shots from beyond the arc.
2. Don’t get buried: The Kings trailed the Cavaliers 32-15 after the first quarter in Sacramento and never recovered in a 120-108 loss. Cleveland is frustrated after losing five of seven. If the Cavaliers take another big lead Wednesday, they won’t let up.
3. Maintain the intensity: The Kings have had solid efforts in back-to-back games, including Monday’s 109-104 win over the Detroit Pistons. They cannot settle for jump shots on offense and must be focused defensively.