VS. CAVALIERS (19-18)
Where: Sleep Train Arena
Time: 6 p.m.
TV/radio: CSNCA, NBA TV/1140
1. Contain Kyrie: Sacramento cannot allow Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving to control the game, which he will look to do with LeBron James out. If Irving dominates, the Kings will be in trouble.
2. Finding Love: Kevin Love is getting more opportunities on offense with James out. The Kings must be aware of where Love is, as he can score from three-point range and near the rim.
3. Inside-out game: The Kings cannot depend on jump shots, as they did in Friday’s loss to Denver. That includes center DeMarcus Cousins, who admitted he took too many perimeter shots in that game.