Kings game plan vs. Dallas

Published: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 5C
Last Modified: Monday, Sep. 23, 2013 - 8:09 am

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

TONIGHT'S GAME

Kings (13-22) vs. Mavericks (13-23)

Time: 7 p.m.

Where: Sleep Train Arena

TV: CSNCA

Radio: 1140

THREE KEYS

Bench match: After allowing their past two opponents to combine for 100 points off the bench, the Kings need to do a better job of adjusting to the Mavericks' second unit. The Kings also could use an offensive spark if Marcus Thornton, the Kings' third-leading scorer, can return to his sixth-man role tonight.

Good rotation: The Kings have given up 55 assisted buckets in the past two games. John Salmons suggested that the Kings haven't been rotating as hard on defense, so that's something they must return to doing.

Which 'Reke?: Tyreke Evans was rusty in his return from an 11-game absence Monday, but coach Keith Smart said the guard's knee responded well to game action. Every step Evans takes toward full strength is a plus for the Kings.

PROBABLE STARTERS

KINGS

No. Player Pos.

22 Isaiah Thomas G

32 Francisco Garcia G

5 John Salmons F

34 Jason Thompson F

15 DeMarcus Cousins C

MAVERICKS

No. Player Pos.

4 Darren Collison G

32 O.J. Mayo G

0 Shawn Marion F

41 Dirk Nowitzki F

35 Chris Kaman C

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