Sacramento Kings

Kings at Warriors: A preview of Monday’s game

KINGS (12-15)

AT WARRIORS (22-3)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Defend the three: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are proficient three-point shooters. The Kings must limit their open looks and make them take contested shots.

2. Inside advantage: The Warriors don’t have a player who can slow down DeMarcus Cousins one-on-one. Their best option, Andrew Bogut, is out with a knee injury. Playing through Cousins will create open shots for other players.

3. Transition game: The Kings want to score more off fast breaks and early offense. The Warriors might be the best team in the NBA in those situations. The Kings must stay aggressive while being disciplined on defense and not giving up easy points on breaks.

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

WARRIORS

No.

Player

Pos.

30

Stephen Curry

PG

11

Klay Thompson

SG

40

Harrison Barnes

SF

23

Draymond Green

PF

31

Festus Ezeli

C

Jason Jones

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