Sacramento Kings

Home at last, Kings look for wins beginning with Phoenix Suns

Kings guard Arron Afflalo (40) passes between Phoenix Suns guards Eric Bledsoe (2) and Devin Booker during the first half of the teams’ meeting on Oct. 26, 2016, in Phoenix.
Kings guard Arron Afflalo (40) passes between Phoenix Suns guards Eric Bledsoe (2) and Devin Booker during the first half of the teams’ meeting on Oct. 26, 2016, in Phoenix. Associated Press file

Kings (19-30) vs. Suns (15-34)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Golden 1 Center

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Enjoy the game: Kings guard Darren Collison said that for as much effort as the team puts into playing, “we’re not having fun out there.” The veteran reminds that this is, after all, a game.

2. Home sweet home: After winning three games during a season-high eight-game trip in 12 days, the Kings are home for six contests and have nine at Golden 1 Center this month. Sacramento is 8-13 at home.

3. Maximize Malachi: Kings coach Dave Joerger said more minutes for rookie Malachi Richardson isn’t a “zero to 60” catching-up-to-speed issue. Richardson has seen more minutes lately and has the confidence of his teammates to attack.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

40

Arron Afflalo

SG

22

Matt Barnes

SF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

PF

41

Kosta Koufos

C

Suns

No.

Player

Pos.

2

Eric Bledsoe

PG

1

Devin Booker

SG

12

T.J. Warren

SF

0

Marquese Chriss

PF

4

Tyson Chandler

C

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