8 a.m. ET: A horrendous road trip can end on an up note if the Celtics pull off the very achievable goal of beating the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. Well, normally that goal would be achievable. Even in their current state, the Celtics (14-15) would figure to have an easy time dismissing the Kings (10-19). Nothing is certain with the Celtics at the moment, though.
Celtics fans will harbor dreams of the Celtics leaving the California state capital with a new power forward, but DeMarcus Cousins is still a King, for now. As the Kings’ immensely talented problem child creates more headaches in Sacramento, some observers are wondering if it is time for Cousins to be dealt — and if Boston could be a logical destination.
For now, keep an eye on Rajon Rondo, who missed Saturday’s game against Golden State and is said to be questionable against the Kings. Leandro Barbosa was reportedly headed to join the team early in case Rondo could not go Sunday.
Join us for updates and analysis during the game, which tips off at 9 p.m. ET.