Good read from the Kings/Blazers game preview In short, you have DeMarcus Cousins, an off-and-on Tyreke Evans, and a bunch of guys you're saying prayers for every time they loft the ball. That's coupled with the defense we mentioned earlier. Ugh. In order to prosper the Kings need to fast break or get it to Cousins when he's hot. Keep their center from going bananas and their guards from running the floor on you and you're golden. The only asterisk is that you also have to keep them from rebounding their misses. They're an excellent offensive rebounding team. But really, this is basic defense. Don't let them run, guard the middle in the halfcourt, rebound the ball. They don't pass effectively so concentrate on the guy with the ball and watch their team run the clock down just to get a low percentage shot.