Kings game plan vs. Portland

Published: Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 5C
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 - 8:35 pm

A look at today's Kings game vs. Portland; including, game information, three keys to the game and probable starters.

TODAY'S GAME

Kings (8-18) vs. Trail Blazers (13-12)

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: Sleep Train Arena

TV: CSNCA

Radio: 1140, 950

THREE KEYS

Teamwork: The Kings will be without their top two scorers. DeMarcus Cousins is suspended, and Tyreke Evans (sore knee) remains out. Everyone must chip in on offense.

Clean the glass: The Kings need a team rebounding effort. They struggle in that area when healthy; without Cousins, the job will be tougher.

Small ball: The backcourt duo of Isaiah Thomas and Jimmer Fredette has been effective lately. The Kings might have to play them together, regardless of any defensive mismatches.

PROBABLE STARTERS

KINGS

No. Player Pos.

3 Aaron Brooks G

23 Marcus Thornton G

5 John Salmons F

25 Travis Outlaw F

34 Jason Thompson C

TRAIL BLAZERS

No. Player Pos.

0 Damian Lillard G

2 Wesley Matthews G

88 Nicolas Batum F

21 J.J. Hickson F

19 Joel Freeland C

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