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Preview: Kings vs. Hornets

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STARTING LINEUPS & INJURIES

No word on whether Tyreke Evans will go; I'd guess not. Beno Udrih and Luther Head started in the backcourt Tuesday night, with Donte Greene, Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins around the horn.

The Hornets start Chris Paul, Marco Belinelli, Trevor Ariza, David West and Emeka Okafor. Everyone should be available.

LAST TIME

The Kings fell in a defensive battle when the Hornets visited ARCO Arena a few weeks ago. Sacramento held New Orleans to 32 percent shooting, but turned over the ball too many times on offense.

SCOUTING REPORT

Please check out HighTops' scouting report.

MATCHUP OF THE GAME

Cousins vs. Okafor. Samuel Dalembert started and played against Okafor in the last matchup; Sam didn't do terribly well, going 0-5 with four turnovers, though he did well on the glass (10 rebounds) and on defense (four blocks). Cousins went 3-11 off the bench, and fouled out in less than 24 minutes. Cousins had a nice offensive game against Houston; shooting over and moving around Chuck Hayes is a bit less difficult than dealing with Okafor, however.

PLAYER TO WATCH

Carl Landry. Landry played well off the bench against Houston, and the Kings need more ... especially from the line. Without Evans, Landry and Cousins are the most reliable threats to draw fouls.

GIVEAWAY GAME

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DETAILS

5 PM PT. Game threads at 5 and 6:30. Let's go Kings!