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Kings coach Michael Malone looks forward to having full practices when the Kings return from their road trip to address the problems they have had on defense.

Pregame notes: Can Kings put together another winning effort

Published: Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 - 6:58 pm
Last Modified: Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 - 7:12 pm

The Kings still haven’t a chance to go through a second full practice with all their new players, but their defensive problems are well documented -- namely containing the ball on the perimeter.

The New Orleans Pelicans can challenge the Kings in that area with Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans.

And if the Kings are confused on defense on the perimeter with their coverages involving big men, Ryan Anderson will gladly look to make open three pointers.

Prediction time: The first game off a road trip is never easy, but the Pelicans are a team still adjusting.

Kings 105, Pelicans 99

My record 15-11

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