Kings game plan vs. Memphis

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 - 10:51 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 - 11:20 pm

TODAY’S GAME

KINGS (15-29)

VS. GRIZZLIES (23-20)

• Time: 7 p.m.

• Where: Sleep Train Arena

• TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140, 950


THREE KEYS

• 1. Ball pressure: Memphis’ Mike Conley is among the best defensive point guards in the NBA. He also can dictate the pace of the game with his offense. The Kings have to be careful with the ball and must try to make Conley uncomfortable when he has it.

• 2. Patience on offense: The Grizzlies are among the best defensive teams in the NBA. If the Kings settle for quick contested shots, they are playing exactly how the Grizzlies prefer. Sacramento has to move the ball, force Memphis to move on defense and find the best shot available.

• 3. Pick up the pace: Even if DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) or Rudy Gay (Achilles’) aren’t available, the Kings cannot get locked into a slow-paced game, which favors the Grizzlies. The Kings have won only once this season when failing to scoring 100 points.


PROBABLE STARTERS

KINGS

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

GRIZZLIES

No. PlayerPos.
11Mike ConleyG
5Courtney LeeG
21Tayshaun PrinceF
50Zach RandolphF
33Marc GasolC

– Jason Jones

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