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Jason Jones, Sacramento Kings beat writer

Pregame notes: Kings need to start fast against Orlando

01/10/2014 7:04 PM

01/10/2014 7:09 PM

Starting well tonight is a primary focus for the Kings.

They’ve allowed 30-plus points in the first quarter of their last three games. Curbing that trend would serve the Kings well tonight against the Orlando Magic.

The Magic are 2-19 when trailing at halftime this season. The Kings have a big advantage tonight, with DeMarcus Cousins at center, especially with Nikola Vucevic out tonight. If Cousins gets going early, the Kings should have no problem with the Magic.

Prediction time: Kings 107, Magic 101

My record: 17-16

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Jason Jones, who joined The Sacramento Bee in 2002, has covered the Kings since 2008. Jones, a UC Berkeley graduate, also has covered high school sports, the Oakland Raiders and the Sacramento Monarchs for The Bee. Contact him at Twitter: @mr_jasonjones

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