Sacramento Kings

Kings game plan against the Chicago Bulls

BULLS (8-3) AT KINGS (6-5)

THE PARTICULARS

▪ Where: Sleep Train Arena

▪ Time: 7:30 p.m.

▪ TV/radio: TNT, 1140

THREE KEYS

▪ 1. No lapses: If the Kings are able to build a big lead again, they need to continue to execute. They’ve led by at least 12 points in their last three losses and faltered for long stretches that allowed opponents back in the game.

▪ 2. Pass to score: The Bulls are a good defensive team that will make the Kings work on offense. If the Kings opt to dribble through the defense, Chicago will capitalize. Multiple passes for good shots are a must.

▪ 3. Defense for offense: Because the Bulls can be so tough with their halfcourt defense, the Kings need to maximize scoring chances by running off rebounds and forcing turnovers. The more fast-break points the Kings score, the better their chance of winning.

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

BULLS

No.

Player

Pos.

12

Kirk Hinrich

PG

21

Jimmy Butler

SG

34

Mike Dunleavy

SF

16

Pau Gasol

PF

13

Joakim Noah

C

Jason Jones

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