A Few Things to Consider:
Up Jumps Da Boogie: This may be a bit of a retread from their previous game against the Warriors, but the Kings still have yet to see a game this year where DeMarcus Cousins played any sort of meaningful minutes against the Warriors. While the first two games this season have injuries to blame for DeMarcus being absent, December 28th's contest can be blamed on one thing and one thing alone: DeMarcus Amir Cousins. After early foul trouble quickly bled over into the second half, DeMarcus decided that his best course of action was to argue the calls that had been made, and then erupted into a fit after a technical was given. After a second technical and an ejection was assessed to DeMarcus, it was painfully obvious just how much of the momentum his tantrum had destroyed. Immediately following his departure, the Golden State Warriors went on a 17-0 run, effectively stepping on the collective throats of the Kings. It might seem overly obvious to state this, but the Sacramento Kings need DeMarcus Cousins to play well in order to have a chance against the defending champs. It's tough to see DeMarcus Cousins' attitude be just as important to a game as his skill level, but here we are.
Odds and Ends:
This game will see the return of the Sacramento Kings all time leader in games played, Jason Thompson. After playing an average of 77 games a season for the Kings, Jason has played in only 18 of Golden State's 36 games. He's averaging 6.66 minutes in those 18 played games and already has seen more wins this season with Warriors than in any of his 7 seasons with the Kings.
For the other side of things, turn your attention to our friends at Golden State Of Mind.