Spurs (44-16) vs. Kings (20-41) notes
— Time: 9 p.m.
— TV: FSSW
— Radio: 1200 WOAI, 1350 KCOR
— Spurs injury report: None. Although the Spurs probably won’t field a full roster tonight because this is the third leg of a back-to-back.
— Kings injury report: John Salmons (right hip) and Hassan Whiteside (right ankle) are day-to-day.
— Best offensive lineup: The Thomas-Evans-Thornton-Thompson-Cousins (298.3 minutes) scores 112.7 points per 100 possessions and they do so at a blistering pace (97.3).
— Best defensive lineup: By “best” I mean slightly less awful in this instance. The Evans-Thornton-Salmons-Thompson-Cousins lineup only allows 108.3 points per 100 possessions on 48.8 percent shooting.
— Best overall lineup: The Kings, as evidenced by their 20-41 record, are devoid of any positive lineups. The Thomas-Evans-Thornton-Thompson-Cousins lineup is more palatable than most; they are outscored by 3.4 points per 100 possessions.
— In victories, Tyreke Evans averages 20.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists. In losses, however, he averages 15 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists.
— The Kings haven’t played since Sunday, a one point victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Evans averages 26.2 points, 7.8 assists, 6.6 rebounds and a 53.8 shooting percentage on 2+ days of rest.
— Isaiah Thomas averaged 14 points and five assists in two games against San Antonio.
— The Spurs are 7-1 in their last eight trips to Arco Arena. They averaged 103.7 points per game.
— The Kings shot 25 percent from the corner 3-point position against the Spurs.
— Sacramento gets their shot blocked 7.4 percent of the time which is only lower than the Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers.
— The Kings are 11-5 when they score 100-plus points at home.
— In two games against the Spurs, DeMarcus Cousins averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds.
— Cousins has the second highest (behind Luis Scola) turnover rate among power forwards who average 25+ minutes and play 40+ games, according to HoopData. Cousins also has the second lowest true shooting percentage among that same group.
— Cousins benefits from an assist 46.7 percent of the time, lowest in the entire league among 4s.
— Sacramento has the lowest assist rate in the entire league.
— In every space on the floor, according to HoopData, the Kings are a below-average shooting team.
— Sacramento has five players who have posted above-average PER’s.