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Kings vs. Chicago Bulls at a glance

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) and guard Jimmy Butler (21) celebrate after an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. The Kings will need to keep tabs on both in Wednesday’s game
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) and guard Jimmy Butler (21) celebrate after an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. The Kings will need to keep tabs on both in Wednesday’s game The Associated Press

Kings vs. Bulls

THE PARTICULARS

  • Where: Sleep Train Arena
  • When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
  • TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
  • Records: Kings 21-27, Bulls 26-21

THREE KEYS

  • 1. Stepping up: If center DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and guard Ben McLemore (wrist) cannot play, others must fill the void. Kosta Koufos, Willie Cauley-Stein and Quincy Acy stepped up with their rebounding Monday.
  • 2. Offense through Gay: Forward Rudy Gay played well Monday as the first option on offense, scoring 32 points. But his six assists were just as impressive.
  • 3. Tough it out: Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose will challenge the Kings’ perimeter defense. The Kings probably won’t shut down Butler and Rose, but they must make them work for their points.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

9

Rajon Rondo

PG

3

Marco Belinelli

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

41

Kosta Koufos

PF

00

Willie Cauley-Stein

C

Bulls

No.

Player

Pos.

1

Derrick Rose

PG

21

Jimmy Butler

SG

20

Tony Snell

SF

22

Taj Gibson

PF

16

Pau Gasol

C

Jason Jones

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