The Kings have been playing without center
The Lakers will play without
Without Cousins, the Kings are even more reliant on the perimeter scoring of small forward
Gay is averaging 21.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists a game this season, shooting 46.7% from the field and 33.3% from three-point range.
Johnson is an inconsistent scorer, but the Lakers will lean on Bryant and Young for their offense.
The Kings have a number of players to fill in for Cousins, although none is nearly as productive.
Of course the Lakers also have to deal with perimeter players
The Kings may be without their best player, but they're still a handful.
Meanwhile, the Lakers need scoring from others on the team outside of Bryant.
Sacramento pulled out a win at home Monday over the
The Lakers have struggled of late, but Tuesday is a real opportunity to catch the Kings on the second night of a back-to-back without their dominant center.