Sacramento Kings

Preview of Saturday’s Kings game against the Orlando Magic

KINGS (10-9) VS. MAGIC (8-14)

THE PARTICULARS

▪ Where: Sleep Train Arena

▪ Time: 7 p.m.

▪ TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

▪ 1. Gang rebound: The Kings will be without the NBA’s leading rebounder, DeMarcus Cousins (viral infection), and Orlando center Nikola Vucevic (back) missed Friday’s game at Utah. Vucevic is a capable rebounder too, so the team that rebounds could find itself with a win.

▪ 2. Bench production: Both teams will be in the second of back-to-back games. So the second unit might be the difference. The Kings have had uneven results from their bench defensively this season.

▪ 3. Perimeter defense: Magic guard Victor Oladipo’s athleticism could hurt the Kings if he’s able to get into the paint easily. Overall, the Kings need to do a good job of making it hard for Orlando’s guards to get to the rim.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

34

Jason Thompson

PF

5

Ryan Hollins

C

MAGIC

No.

Player

Pos.

10

Evan Fournier

PG

5

Victor Oladipo

SG

12

Tobias Harris

SF

8

Channing Frye

PF

2

Kyle O’Quinn

C

Jason Jones

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