KINGS (3-7) AT SUNS (5-5)
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•1. Ball security:
The Kings have been the best in the NBA at taking care of the ball, averaging a league-low 12.2 turnovers per game entering play Tuesday. That will be important tonight as the Suns look to get out and run on their home court. It will be easier to do that if Eric Bledsoe’s bruised shin keeps him out again for Phoenix.
•2. Boogie night:
DeMarcus Cousins has the advantage against whoever the Suns try to defend him with. The Kings have to exploit that by finding Cousins around the rim for easy looks.
•3. Second unit:
The bench is especially important on the second night of back-to-back games. The Kings need Isaiah Thomas to maintain his role as the spark off the bench with help from the rest of the reserves.
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– Jason Jones