Sacramento Kings

Kings’ game plan vs. Suns

KINGS (12-16)

VS. SUNS (16-14)

THE PARTICULARS

▪ Where: Sleep Train Arena

▪ Time: 7 p.m.

▪ TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

▪ 1. Focus on defense: The Kings are coming off their worst defensive showing of the season at Golden State. Communication and execution must be better or the Suns will score a lot, too.

▪ 2. I.T. prep: Former Kings guard Isaiah Thomas will look to have a big game his first time back in Sacramento as a Sun. There are enough of Thomas’ former teammates with the Kings to know what he does best.

▪ 3. Change in the middle: The Suns were slumping but are 4-0 since putting second-year center Alex Len in the starting lineup. The Kings have to test Len and see if they can get him into foul trouble.

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

SUNS

No.

Player

Pos.

2

Eric Bledsoe

PG

1

Goran Dragic

SG

17

P.J. Tucker

SF

11

Markieff Morris

PF

21

Alex Len

C

Jason Jones

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