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Kings game plan at Charlotte Bobcats

TODAY’S GAME

KINGS (7-15) AT BOBCATS (10-14)

Time: 4 p.m. Where: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, N.C.

TV: CSNCA Radio: 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Point guard watch: The Bobcats are second-to-last in the NBA in scoring (90.4 points per game) but have Kemba Walker, who averages 17.1 points and can dominate a game. The task of slowing Walker will start with Isaiah Thomas’ on-ball defense.

2. Smart on offense: The Bobcats are among the best defensive teams, holding opponents to 92.5 points per game (second in the league) and a field-goal percentage of .428(fifth) . The Kings must avoid turnovers and maximize their scoring chances.

3. Three-pronged attack: DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Thomas played well in Sunday’s win over Houston. That must become the norm as the players become acquainted with one other.

PROBABLE STARTERS

KINGS

No. Player Pos.
22 Isaiah Thomas G
16 Ben McLemore G
8 Rudy Gay F
34 Jason Thompson F
15 DeMarcus Cousins C

BOBCATS

No. Player Pos.
15 Kemba Walker G
9 Gerald Henderson G
44 Jeff Taylor F
11 Josh McRoberts F
25 Al Jefferson C

– Jason Jones

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