Kings (20-32) vs. Celtics (33-18)
Where: Golden 1 Center
When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
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TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
1. Push the pace: With DeMarcus Cousins suspended for Wednesday’s game, the Kings lack a bail-out player in their halfcourt offense. Their best bet is to play fast and look for offense early in the possession. That could mean playing Ty Lawson and Darren Collison together more.
2. Keep it close: The Kings are 1-12 in games in which they’ve trailed by at least 20 points. Sacramento cannot afford another slow start against the Celtics, who have won seven consecutive games.
3. Share the wealth: No one King can make up for what Cousins does, so there’s no need for anyone to try to do it on his own. Team basketball is a must if the Kings are to have a chance to upset the Celtics.