Sacramento Kings

Kings game plan against Oklahoma City

KINGS (5-1) AT THUNDER (1-5)

THE PARTICULARS

▪ Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City

▪ Time: 4 p.m. ▪ TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

▪ 1. Health watch: DeMarcus Cousins (sprained right thumb) is probable. Rudy Gay (virus) is questionable. If Gay cannot play, it would be a good time for Derrick Williams to add something with his athleticism on the wing.

▪ 2. Line work: The Kings are averaging an NBA-high 39.8 free-throw attempts. If the Kings get the depleted Thunder in foul trouble, they could be in position for a lot of easy points.

▪ 3. Focus and poise: The Kings are 3-0 on the road by overcoming deficits and playing well late in games. Sacramento cannot afford to assume this game will be easy because Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are out with injuries.

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

THUNDER

No.

Player

Pos.

15

Reggie Jackson

PG

11

Jeremy Lamb

SG

42

Lance Thomas

SF

9

Serge Ibaka

PF

12

Steven Adams

C

Jason Jones

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