Sacramento Kings

TODAY’S GAME

KINGS (9-5) AT ROCKETS (11-3)

THE PARTICULARS

▪ Where: Toyota Center, Houston

▪ Time: 5 p.m.

▪ TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

▪ 1. Big on big: Houston’s Dwight Howard has long been considered the best center in the NBA, but an argument can be made that DeMarcus Cousins owns that title now.

▪ 2. Deep threats: The Rockets lead the NBA with 34.4 three-point attempts per game. The Kings have to be ready to defend the three-point line at all times.

▪ 3. Reserve help: With the Kings dealing with injuries to Darren Collison (left quad contusion/strain) and Rudy Gay (right Achilles’ tendinitis), Ray McCallum and Derrick Williams will have bigger roles off the bench.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Ramon Sessions

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

18

Omri Casspi

SF

34

Jason Thompson

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

ROCKETS

No.

Player

Pos.

2

Patrick Beverley

PG

13

James Harden

SG

1

Trevor Ariza

SF

20

Donatas Motiejunas

PF

12

Dwight Howard

C

Jason Jones

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