The Sacramento Kings visit an old friend down in the Big Easy. They take on Tyreke Evans and the New Orleans Pelicans in the fifth game of a season-long six-game road trip. Join Jonathan Santiago and James Ham for the Road Reaction Postgame Show on Google+ after the game. The show can be watched on the video player embedded below. You can also join the discussion of tonight’s game by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page.
What to watch
1. Can the Kings right their ship and send New Orleans back on the losing trail?
Sacramento is 1-3 on it’s six game road trip and desperately needs a road win in New Orleans. They face off against the injury riddled Pelicans and former teammate Tyreke Evans, who had lost eight straight before a 95-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies last night. If the Kings can pull out the win, they travel to Houston to face the Rockets on Wednesday with a legitimate opportunity to come home .500 on the trip.
2. Can Rudy Gay dominate?
After a tremendous 33 point outburst in Minnesota, Gay has struggled in back-to-back games against Tayshaun Prince and Kevin Durant. With Aminu, followed by Chandler Parsons in the next two games, it is time for the Kings starting small forward to put on a show. Gay should be well rested after being tossed from the Thunder game with just six points in 27 minutes.
3. Can anyone stop DeMarcus Cousins?
Cousins is riding high after notching his 14th straight double-double against Oklahoma City on Sunday. The fourth-year center now owns the Sacramento-era record and has set a new NBA season-high for most consecutive double-doubles. Are Stiemsma and Alexis Ajinca up to the task?