Kings game plan vs. Houston

Published: Sunday, Apr. 14, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 5C
Last Modified: Monday, Apr. 15, 2013 - 2:21 pm

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

TONIGHT'S GAME

Kings (28-51) at Rockets (44-35)

Time: 4 p.m.

Where: Toyota Center, Houston

TV: CSNCA

Radio: KHTK (1140)

THREE KEYS

Big effort: Rockets center Omer Asik looked like the best big man on the court for most of the night in Houston's 112-102 win April 3 at Sleep Train Arena. He outhustled the Kings for much of the game, and they must prevent that to win.

Pass to score: Ball movement was a problem, primarily with the starters early, in Friday's 108-101 loss at San Antonio. If the Kings try to dribble into traffic to score, they will commit turnovers, and the high-scoring Rockets will take advantage.

Perimeter defense: Guards James Harden and Jeremy Lin pressure the defense with their shooting and willingness to push the pace in transition. Controlling the Houston backcourt would help the Kings keep the game close.

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

ROCKETS

No. Player Pos.

7 Jeremy Lin G

13 James Harden G

32 Francisco Garcia F

4 Greg Smith F

3 Omer Asik 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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