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Kings game plan vs. Orlando

TODAY’S GAME

KINGS (7-18) AT MAGIC (8-18)

Time: 4 p.m.

Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.

TV: CSNCA

Radio: 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Post duel: DeMarcus Cousins is having a good season, but Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic is emerging as a force in the paint, too. This won’t be an easy matchup for Cousins.

2. He’s a keeper: Orlando’s drafting of shooting guard Victor Oladipo second overall in June presumably meant Arron Afflalo’s exit. Instead, Afflalo is averaging a team-high 21.6 points.

3. Mental toughness: This is the last game on Sacramento’s four-game trip. The Kings must remain focused and avoid looking forward to returning home. Of the Kings’ four opponents on the trip, Orlando has the worst record.

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

MAGIC

No. Player Pos.
14 Jameer Nelson G
5 Victor Oladipo G
4 Arron Afflalo F
11 Glen Davis F
9 Nikola Vucevic C

– Jason Jones

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