AT THUNDER (42-36)
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena
Time: 5 p.m.
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TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
1. All eyes on Russ: Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook can hurt an opponent in a variety of ways. Stopping him might not be reasonable, but the Kings must prevent another big night from an opposing guard.
2. Post defense: Enes Kanter is averaging 18.0 points and 11.3 rebounds in 22 games since the Thunder acquired him from Utah. Jason Thompson likely will be the first Kings big man to get the assignment of slowing down Kanter.
3. Hope for health: The Kings’ chances will improve if Rudy Gay (concussion) can play. Without Gay and DeMarcus Cousins (sore right foot), the offense will struggle.