Kings vs. Timberwolves
Where: Sleep Train Arena
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
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1. Transition defense: The Kings must be wary of Ricky Rubio, who will look to ignite Minnesota’s offense off the fast break.
2. Big play up front: If DeMarcus Cousins (lower back strain) is unavailable, the Kings will need good games from Kosta Koufos, Willie Cauley-Stein and reserve Omri Casspi.
3. Ball movement: The Kings have been passing well lately behind the direction of Rajon Rondo. That must continue for the Kings to be successful.