The Sacramento Kings venture into Oklahoma City to face the Oklahoma City Thunder, a team that just tipped our protagonists by two points on Saturday. That game set off internal fire and brimstone, as DeMarcus Cousins and Donte Greene sparred over the latter's decision to inbound the ball to Tyreke Evans instead of the rookie. You know the rest.
Cousins, as a result, is coming off the bench against the Thunder. Paul Westphal has this season preferred to mix and match his big men so that his best scorers -- Cousins and Carl Landry -- would be paired with his defenders -- Jason Thompson and Samuel Dalembert. That will still be possible at times, but given that he's starting with big men not known for their scoring (though J.T. can fill it up on occasion), pressure will be on the other three starters -- Tyreke Evans, Omri Casspi and The Beno Udrih -- to create offense.
Check out HighTops' scouting report and tune in at 5 PM Pacific for the game thread. (The second will be along at 6:30.) Go Kings.