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Friday’s Kings game at the Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Thomas (3) points to a teammate after scoring during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Phoenix.
Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Thomas (3) points to a teammate after scoring during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Phoenix. AP

THE PARTICULARS

▪ Where: US Airways Center, Phoenix

▪ Time: 6 p.m.

▪ TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

▪ 1. Perimeter defense: The Suns use three attacking guards in Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas. The Kings might have to adjust their lineup and use Ray McCallum more to deal with the multiple point-guard looks.

▪ 2.Post domination: The Kings should find success going to DeMarcus Cousins in the post. Carl Landry should be effective in the post off the bench, too. Going inside will combat Phoenix’s speed.

▪ 3. Bench production: Thomas is one of the top scoring reserves in the NBA. The Kings will rely on Landry, Omri Casspi and Ramon Sessions to provide an offensive spark.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

34

Jason Thompson

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

SUNS

No.

Player

Pos.

2

Eric Bledsoe

PG

1

Goran Dragic

SG

15

Marcus Morris

SF

11

Markieff Morris

PF

22

Miles Plumlee

C

Jason Jones

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