Kings game plan vs. Utah

Published: Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 - 11:17 pm
Last Modified: Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 - 11:27 pm

TODAY’S GAME

KINGS (15-28)

AT JAZZ (15-29)

• Time: 6 p.m.

• Where: EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City

• TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140, 950

THREE KEYS

• 1. Second wind: This is the third game in four nights and the second of a back-to-back for the Kings. The second unit could play a big role, especially with injuries to DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay.

• 2. Boxing out: Sacramento cannot allow Derrick Favors, who averages 9.2 rebounds, to dominate the glass. If Favors exploits Cousins’ absence with offensive rebounds, it will be hard for the Kings to win.

• 3. Finding Hayward: Gordon Hayward, who leads Utah with 17.3 points per game, can hurt the Kings from long range. A good way to avoid losing Hayward on the perimeter would be containing dribble penetration by Trey Burke that compromises the defense.

PROBABLE STARTERS

KINGS

No. PlayerPos.
22Isaiah ThomasG
23Marcus ThorntonG
13Derrick WilliamsF
34Jason ThompsonF
33Aaron GrayC

JAZZ

No. PlayerPos.
3Trey BurkeG
20Gordon HaywardG
24Richard JeffersonF
2Marvin WilliamsF
15Derrick FavorsC

– Jason Jones

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