The Sacramento Kings prepare to face the Warriors for the fourth and final meeting of this season. The Kings beat the Warriors in two of the previous three games. The Kings won both of those games in Sacramento however, and have had particular trouble in Oracle Arena in the past several years.
The Kings will need to move the ball often and regularly, forcing the Warriors to play tight defense. The Warriors, are not known for their defense, and have had several problems with allowing losing teams to score over 100 points against them. The Kings have found ways to have big games against their bay area rivals, but will have a tough task with Golden State Fighting to maintain their playoff spot.
The Kings will need to contain David Lee, who leads the league with 48 double-doubles. Lee has lead his team against the Kings this year with 66 points and 24 rebounds in all three games. Demarcus Cousins will have to play a good all around game, and stay out of foul trouble. Cousins is averaging 17.4 points and 8.7 rebounds in the three previous contests.
The Kings will need an improved effort from Isaiah Thomas who failed to record a single assists in the Kings most recent loss. Thomas however has found his shooting stroke, averaging 19.4 points in the last eight games.
The Kings may be without guard Tyreke Evans tonight, and will look to Toney Douglas and Isaiah Thomaas to slow down Stephen Curry. Curry hasn’ t been able to find his stroke in any of the three contests this year.