Kings (18-28) at Hornets (23-24)
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte
When: Saturday, 4 p.m.
TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140
1. Containing Kemba Walker: The Kings cannot allow Charlotte point guard Kemba Walker, a first-time All-Star, to drive for easy baskets.
2. Active hands: Charlotte averages just 12.1 turnovers, so the Kings must be alert and active to create turnovers and more scoring chances in transition.
X-factors: The Kings rely on their bench, and lately there’s been no telling who might step up and contribute. They’ll need someone to step up in the second of back-to-back games.