DeMarcus Cousins

Preseason: Kings Take on Lakers in Las Vegas

Tonight, the Sacramento Kings play the first of three preseason games at The Thomas And Mack Center in Las Vegas Nevada. The Kings won two of the three games against the Lakers last year (2011-12 season). The last time the Kings had won a season series was the 2004-05 season when they won three out of four games.

This is the first game of four in the next seven days, three of which are against the Lakers. They end the preseason in San Diego, CA at the Valley View Casino against the Lakers. The Lakers lead the all-time series against the Kings 191-89, and 83-33 in the Sacramento era. The Lakers are 17-8 all time at the Staples Center.

Tonight may be more of a night to experiment with line-ups and player rotations for both the Kings and the Lakers. The Lakers have added some potentially amazing pieces to their roster, including Steve Nash and Dwight Howard. Both teams however, are coming off of a loss, and the Lakers have yet to win a single preseason game. So, expect some some competitive play in the first half, whereas the probable starters listed by both teams are their potential regular season starters.

Probable Starters:

Sacramento Kings (2-1):

13 Tyreke Evans Forward 6-6 220
34 Jason Thompson Forward 6-11 250
15 DeMarcus Cousins Center 6-11 270
23 Marcus Thornton Guard 6-4 205
22 Isaiah Thomas Guard 5-9 185

Status/ Injury Report: None

Los Angeles Lakers (0-4):

15 Metta World Peace Forward 6-7 260
16 Pau Gasol Forward 7-0 275
50 Robert Sacre Center 7-0 260
24 Kobe Bryant Guard 6-6 205
10 Steve Nash Guard 6-3 180

Status/ Injury Report:

Earl Clark (Left Groin Strain) Out
Jordan Hill (Herniated Disc) Out
Dwight Howard (Back Surgery) Out

Tags: DeMarcus Cousins Dwight Howard Earl Clark Isaiah Thomas Jason Thompson Jordan Hill Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Marcus Thornton Metta World Peace Pau Gasol Robert Sacre Sacramento Kings Steve Nash Tyreke Evans

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