Kings game plan: Wednesday at Milwaukee

Published: Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014 - 10:56 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014 - 11:22 pm

TODAY’S GAME

KINGS (21-39)AT BUCKS (12-47)

• Time: 5 p.m.

• Where: Bradley Center, Milwaukee

• TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

• 1. Start fast: The Kings need a quick start. Milwaukee might have the NBA’s worst record, but the Kings are just 8-20 on the road. Playing a close game could give the Bucks the confidence to win their second in a row after they beat Utah on Monday.

• 2. Ball security issues: The Kings’ top three players, DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas, have had problems with turnovers. Cousins had six in Monday’s win over New Orleans. Taking care of the ball is essential to winning on the road, and the Kings lately have helped their opponents a lot with turnovers.

• 3. Share the ball: The Kings average just 19.3 assists, 29th in the NBA. If the ball movement is poor, turnovers are sure to pile up when the Kings attack a set defense. If the Kings share the ball, there will more scoring chances for key players.

PROBABLE STARTERS

KINGS

No. PlayerPos.
22Isaiah ThomasG
16Ben McLemoreG
8Rudy GayF
34Jason ThompsonF
15DeMarcus CousinsC

BUCKS

No. PlayerPos.
11Brandon KnightG
6Nate WoltersG
22Khris MiddletonF
7Ersan IlyasovaF
27Zaza PachuliaC

– Jason Jones

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