Sacramento Kings

Kings game plan against the Memphis Grizzlies

KINGS (9-7) VS. GRIZZLIES (14-2)

THE PARTICULARS

▪ Where: Sleep Train Arena

▪ Time: 3 p.m.

▪ TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

▪ 1. Containing Conley: When the Grizzlies rallied to beat the Kings on Nov. 13 in Memphis, it was behind Mike Conley, who had 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter. The perimeter defense must be solid or Conley will dominate again.

▪ 2. Bench production: Vince Carter came off the bench to make clutch three-pointers in Memphis’ 26-point comeback. The Kings need their bench to match Memphis’ and not allow reserves to have their way.

▪ 3. Disciplined play: Turnovers and blown defensive assignments are the things the Grizzlies exploit well. The Kings cannot afford to give up easy points off mistakes if they hope to win.

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

GRIZZLIES

No.

Player

Pos.

11

Mike Conley

PG

5

Courtney Lee

SG

9

Tony Allen

SF

50

Zach Randolph

PF

33

Marc Gasol

C

Jason Jones

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