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Kings game plan vs. Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) drives as center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, sets a screen in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Washington.
Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) drives as center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, sets a screen in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Washington. AP

KINGS (22-42) AT WIZARDS (37-28)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.

Time: 4 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Wall of defense: Wizards All-Star guard John Wall can dominate a game with his ability to get into the paint. Stopping Wall isn’t easy, but if he gets whatever he wants, the Kings will be in trouble.

2. Below 50 percent: The Wizards are 17-1 when shooting 50 percent or better. The Kings have allowed four opponents on this trip to shoot 50 percent and lost all four games.

3. Focus to finish: The game is the last of a season-long eight-game trip. If the Kings are focused on getting home and not on the Wizards, they’ll be embarrassed by a team that has won its last two games by 20-plus points.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Ray McCallum

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

24

Carl Landry

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

WIZARDS

No.

Player

Pos.

2

John Wall

PG

3

Bradley Beal

SG

34

Paul Pierce

SF

42

Nene

PF

4

Marcin Gortat

C

Jason Jones

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