Kings game plan vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 - 10:44 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 - 7:24 am

TODAY’S GAME

KINGS (13-23) AT TIMBERWOLVES (18-19)

Time: 5 p.m.

Where: Target Center, Minneapolis

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140, 950

THREE KEYS

1. Rebounding battle: This game features two of the NBA’s premier rebounders, Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins and Minnesota’s Kevin Love. Both will draw a lot of atttention when there are missed shots to prevent second-chance scoring opportunities.

2. Big on big: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic plays a physical style that has slowed Cousins. Cousins can bang with Pekovic but would also do well to use his advantage in quickness to go around him away from the rim.

3. Passing with care: Minnesota guard Ricky Rubio is second in the NBA in steals with 2.65 per game. If Rubio can force turnovers, it will fuel Minnesota’s fast-break offense.

PROBABLE STARTERS

KINGS

No. PlayerPos.
22Isaiah ThomasG
23 Marcus ThorntonG
8Rudy GayF
34Jason ThompsonF
15DeMarcus CousinsC

TIMBERWOLVES

No. PlayerPos.
9Ricky RubioG
23Kevin MartinG
13Corey BrewerF
42Kevin LoveF
14Nikola PekovicC

– Jason Jones

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