KINGS (22-45) VS. HORNETS (29-37)
Where: Sleep Train Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
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TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
1. Watch the rim: The Kings allowed Charlotte to score 50 points in the paint March 11. That’s too many good looks for a team that struggles to score. The Kings need to make Charlotte work for its points by contesting shots.
2. Bench production: Sacramento’s second unit had one of its better performances in Wednesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, led by Andre Miller, Nik Stauskas and Reggie Evans. The Hornets will bring Kemba Walker, their leading scorer, off the bench as he recovers from knee surgery.
3. Missing defense: The Kings are allowing an average 113.3 points during their four-game losing streak. They can’t expect to win when they give up that many points, especially with the status of center DeMarcus Cousins (right calf strain) uncertain.