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The Kings and Lakers wrap up the season in the second of a home-and-home set on Wednesday in Los Angeles after the Kings 102-92 win in Sacramento on Monday.
Old school rivals, Sacramento (28-53) and Los Angeles (21-60) have endured seasons riddled with injuries and losing.
With a win, the Kings can ensure an ignominious distinction for this edition of the Lakers, as the team with the worst single season winning percentage in franchise history.
Lakers by 3.5
MATCHUP TO WATCH
Jordan Clarkson vs Ray McCallum -- McCallum and got the win on Monday but can the second year guard led the Kings to their first road win since March 25 in Phoenix and end the season on a high note?
1. Desire –- Sacramento needs to leave it all on the floor and end the season on a high note. Markers of desire - 50/50 balls, rebound margin, transition defense and not complaining to the officials.
2. Defend –- Sacramento held the Lakers to 18 fourth quarter points at Sleep Train Arena on Monday and need to bring the D to Staples Center.
3. Derrick –- The Kings need scoring especially if Casspi doesn’t play and Derrick Williams is coming off a season-high 20 points in Monday’s win.
Kings -- C DeMarcus Cousins (sore right foot), F Rudy Gay (concussion), F Reggie Evans (right thumb sprain) and G Darren Collison (core muscle injury) and F Eric Moreland (left shoulder labral tear) and F Omri Casspi (gastroenteritis) are out.
F Omri Casspi is out while G Nik Stauskas (mid back sprain) is probable.
Lakers -- G Kobe Bryant (right rotator cuff surgery), G Wayne Ellington (right shoulder separation), G Wesley Johnson (left ankle sprain), G Jeremy Lin (sore left knee), G Ronnie Price (right elbow surgery), F Julius Randle (tibia fracture, right leg) and F/G Nick Young (fracture, left kneecap) are out.
The Kings have a 2-1 season series advantage.
Los Angeles leads the overall series 267-147 including 89-38 in the Sacramento era.