Kings game plan vs. Memphis

Published: Sunday, Apr. 7, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 7C
Last Modified: Sunday, Apr. 7, 2013 - 8:50 am

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

TODAY'S GAME

Kings (27-49) vs. Grizzlies (51-25)

Time: 3 p.m.

Where: Sleep Train Arena

TV: CSNCA

Radio: 1140

THREE KEYS

Where's DeMarcus? Keith Smart benched his leading scorer and rebounder, DeMarcus Cousins, in Friday's loss to Dallas, playing him only nine minutes. It's hard to imagine the Kings countering the tandem of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol without a lot from Cousins.

Where's Marcus? Like Cousins, Marcus Thornton did not play in the second half Friday. Thornton's scoring will be needed to put pressure on the Memphis defense, which has good defenders such as Tony Allen and Tayshaun Prince on the perimeter.

Show some resistance: The Kings have been bad defensively most of the season. They cannot allow the Grizzlies to dominate in the paint.

PROBABLE STARTERS

KINGS

No. Player Pos.

22 Isaiah Thomas G

13 Tyreke Evans G

5 John Salmons F

34 Jason Thompson F

15 DeMarcus Cousins C

GRIZZLIES

No. Player Pos.

11 Mike Conley G

9 Tony Allen G

21 Tayshaun Prince G

50 Zach Randolph F

33 Marc Gasol C

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones on Twitter @mr_jasonjones and read more about the team at www.sacbee.com/kings.

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