Sacramento Kings

Kings game plan against the Minnesota Timberwolves

KINGS (13-19)

AT TIMBERWOLVES (5-25)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Target Center, Minneapolis

Time: 5 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Find some fire: The Kings have come out flat in their first two games of this trip. A slow start would give confidence to Minnesota, which has lost nine in a row.

2. Ignore the record: The Kings have lost nine of 11 games, so they shouldn’t assume they can walk over the Timberwolves. A false sense of security could lead to an embarrassing loss.

3. Everyone prepare to play: If the NBA disciplines center DeMarcus Cousins for throwing Boston guard Marcus Smart to the floor Wednesday, the evolving rotation will change again. Everyone has to be ready, especially the bench in the second of back-to-back games.

PROJECTED STARTERS

KINGS

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

23

Ben McLemore

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

5

Ryan Hollins

PF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

C

TIMBERWOLVES

No.

Player

Pos.

8

Zach LaVine

PG

22

Andrew Wiggins

SG

15

Shabazz Muhammad

SF

33

Thaddeus Young

PF

5

Gorgui Dieng

C

Jason Jones

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