Kings vs. Trail Blazers
- Where: Moda Center
- When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
- TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
- Records: Kings 20-23, Trail Blazers 20-26
- 1. Contain Damian: Damian Lillard is one of the league’s most explosive scorers at point guard. The Kings need a team effort to disrupt him.
- 2. Find CJ: Guard C.J. McCollum had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists when the Trail Blazers beat the Kings last month in Sacramento. Lillard did not play in that game because of a foot injury. The Kings should not have to be reminded to check for McCollum.
- 3. Mental toughness: Winning in the second of back-to-back games sometimes requires more resolve to fight through fatigue, so the Kings must be engaged early and not fall behind big early.