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Kings at Portland Trail Blazers at a glance

Portland guard C.J. McCollum (3) hits a three-pointer against the Kings during the Trail Blazers’ 98-94 victory at Sleep Train Arena on Dec. 27, 2015.
Portland guard C.J. McCollum (3) hits a three-pointer against the Kings during the Trail Blazers’ 98-94 victory at Sleep Train Arena on Dec. 27, 2015. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Kings at Trail Blazers

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Moda Center
  • When: Monday, 7 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140
  • Records: Kings 28-44, Trail Blazers 38-36

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Cousins in control: DeMarcus Cousins has scored at least 30 points in five of his past eight games against Portland. That could happen again with one of Portland’s big men, Meyers Leonard, out because of a shoulder injury.
  • 2. Check for McCollum: C.J. McCollum is averaging 26.5 points in two games against the Kings this season. He’s been Portland’s leading scorer in both wins.
  • 3. Bench production: The Kings might need more from the second unit in the second of back-to-back games. Portland could look to reserve guard Allen Crabbe for bench scoring. He’s averaging 11.5 points against the Kings this season.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Rajon Rondo

PG

5

James Anderson

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

13

Quincy Acy

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

Trail Blazers

No.

Player

Pos.

0

Damian Lillard

PG

3

C.J. McCollum

SG

8

Al-Farouq Aminu

SF

21

Noah Vonleh

PF

24

Mason Plumlee

C

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