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Kings return from All-Star break to host teams they’ve previously beaten

Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins, left, and Denver Nuggets forward Nikola Jokic battle for position in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in Denver.
Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins, left, and Denver Nuggets forward Nikola Jokic battle for position in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in Denver. The Associated Press

Thursday vs. Nuggets

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

Skinny: Denver has been one of the league’s surprises and is eighth in the Western Conference.

Nugget to watch: Nikola Jokic, in his second season, is averaging 20.1 points, 11.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists in his last 10 games.

Last meeting: DeMarcus Cousins scored 31 points to lead the Kings to a 120-113 win Jan. 3 in Denver.

Saturday vs. Hornets

Time: 2 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

Skinny: Charlotte dropped 11 of 12 heading into the All-Star break, including the last four.

Hornet to watch: Kemba Walker is dynamic on offense and hard to contain.

Last meeting: Cousins had 35 points and 18 rebounds, including the go-ahead basket, in a 109-106 win Jan. 28 in Charlotte.

Jason Jones: @mr_jasonjones, read more about the team at sacbee.com/kings.

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