Sacramento Kings

Kings game plan vs. Denver Nuggets

KINGS (15-20)

VS. NUGGETS (16-20)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: Sleep Train Arena

Time: 7 p.m.

TV/radio: CSNCA, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. More defense: The Kings found their way on defense in Wednesday’s win over Oklahoma City. They must continue that effort and not allow themselves to revert to bad defensive habits.

2. Finding his groove: DeMarcus Cousins is shooting 35.2 percent in his past three games. As the Kings continue to adjust their new offense, they must figure out how to get the ball more to Cousins in the best positions to score.

3. Bench production: Denver reserve J.J. Hickson is averaging 13.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in his past two games. The Kings need to make sure Hickson – and the rest of Denver’s bench – doesn’t take control of the game.

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

NUGGETS

No.

Player

Pos.

3

Ty Lawson

PG

10

Arron Afflalo

SG

21

Wilson Chandler

SF

35

Kenneth Faried

PF

23

Jusuf Nurkic

C

Jason Jones

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