Pregame notes: Jazz gain two; Kings still without three new players
12/11/2013 6:49 PM
12/11/2013 9:25 PM
Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray will not play tonight, leaving the Kings with 10 healthy players for tonight’s game against the Utah Jazz at Sleep Train Arena.
The trio acquired in a trade with Toronto on Monday cannot play until former Kings guard Greivis Vasquez passes his physical. Vasquez arrived in Toronto tonight after going to New York to pick up his Visa.
Vasquez is expected to be cleared Thursday.
The Jazz will have starting power forward Derrick Williams (back) and forward Marvin Williams (foot) back in the lineup. Neither played last Saturday when the Kings won at Utah.
Prediction time: Even with 10 players the Kings should be able to win their third game in a row, which would be the longest winning streak of the season. The Jazz have no answer for DeMarcus Cousins and the rest of the squad should play better at home.
Kings 113, Jazz 99
My record: 12-7
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